Updated information on health care legislation in the US Senate

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

It looks like we are rushing toward the finish line with the likelihood that we will see a “skinny” repeal bill put up for a vote. There will be machinations; sturm und drang; amendments galore; but when it comes down to it, there will likely be a vote on a bill that repeals three things: the individual mandate, the business mandate, and the medical devices tax. Don’t be fooled that this is nothing. Here’s what this would do:

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Save Medicaid

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

On Tuesday, June 6th, advocates from across the state participated in a pop up rally to bring awareness to the proposed federal budget that would decimate Medicaid.  Click below to check out the pictures from the event.  AND DON'T FORGET TO CONTINUE ADVOCATING AGAINST THESE PROPOSED CUTS!  #SaveMedicaid

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“Don’t Take Away Javi’s Chance at a Future”: Watch A Parent’s Plea to Eliminate Proposed Medicaid Cuts

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Arc released a video which highlights how the House-passed cut to Medicaid funding negatively impact people with disabilities’ ability to live independently. The video features a conversation with Linda and her son, Javi, from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Javi has autism and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition that affects connective tissues in the body and causes joint dislocations, bleeding, pain and fatigue. He has had multiple painful surgeries over the past decade and requires medication and other therapies to live independently. Due to his Medicaid-funded medical treatment and supports, Javi was able to attend college and graduate with skills that he can take into the workforce. If federal Medicaid funding is cut, Javi risks losing the supports he needs to be able to work in the community and live at home.

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Trump Budget and Health Care Cuts are Devastating for People with Disabilities...

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina


WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Trump Administration released its first ten year budget proposal, and the numbers are devastating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. On top of the more than $800 billion in Medicaid cuts already approved by the House of Representatives, the Trump Administration is planning for $610 billion in cuts to Medicaid; $72.4 billion in cuts to Social Security’s disability programs; and hundreds of billions more in cuts to other effective federal programs that are vital to people with I/DD.

“Where we invest our federal dollars is a measure of our values as a nation. Today the Trump Administration showed its cards, and coupled with the devastating Medicaid cuts already approved by the House of Representatives in the health care bill, the deck is stacked against people with disabilities.

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Funding Urgently Needed to Keep People in their Homes

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

We are in a season of intense advocacy, and we need your voices heard in our General Assembly again. This time, we are talking about a housing crisis that potentially impacts several thousand individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as some with diagnoses of mental illness. We are asking for a specific figure in the budget ($10 million) that will help keep current homes open for those who need them.

What can you do? Reach out to the list of legislators and ask them to provide GAP FUNDING so our homes remain open!

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