The Arc joins CCD in offering comments on the Affordable Care Act

The Arc joined with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to comment on three important proposed regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). One proposed rule implements changes to Medicaid eligibility as a result of the ACA. CCD expressed concerns about how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) interpreted the law and raised issues with the impact on people with disabilities if CMS did not revise its interpretation. In the second rule CCD commented on how the health insurance exchanges should be designed. The last rule was about reinsurance programs and risk adjustment provisions that are designed to remove financial disincentives for private health plans to cover people with disabilities and chronic conditions starting in 2014.

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