THE ARC OF NORTH CAROLINA 2017-18 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

The Arc of North Carolina is an advocacy and service organization working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families for over 60 years. The Arc is committed to securing for all people with I/DD the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they live, learn, work and play. Informed by our mission, this document represents broad policy priorities adopted by our statewide, volunteer board of directors.

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NC ABLE Launches January 26, 2017!

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

NC ABLE launched January 26 at www.NC.SaveWithABLE.com. These simple, affordable and tax-advantaged accounts allow eligible individuals with disabilities to save up to $14,000 a year without endangering eligibility for certain means-tested federal and state benefit programs, including Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Parents/guardians of children with disabilities can open accounts on behalf of those who qualify.

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North Carolina Legislative Update

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Republicans in North Carolina have a lot to celebrate with the results of the 2016 elections.  Despite the predictions of most political pundits and the media, Donald Trump is now the President-Elect and Republicans did very well in North Carolina.

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Medicaid Reform Update

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

On June 1st, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Brajer unveiled the state’s 1115 Waiver application, as known as “Medicaid Reform.” An 1115 Waiver, often called a demonstration waiver, a request to change how the Medicaid program is structured, delivered, and evaluated on a state-by-state basis.

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What Members of the Legislature Need From Advocates

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Sometimes getting your message across to a legislator can be confusing. Ever wondered if there was a simple way of knowing how to do this? Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield, N. C. House of Representatives, understands and prepared some helpful tips to assist your advocacy on issues you find important and to clearly have them heard by your elected official.

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