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Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) May 9, 2017 - Texas nursing homes disagree on the best route to improve Medicaid funding this session. We all share the goal of improving nursing home care, but that’s been lost in the noise of disagreement between advocates. It’s time to rethink where the problem truly rests — in the Texas Legislature’s lack of interest in improving Medicaid funding using state dollars to ensure quality care. Read more
Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) March 22, 2017 - Disability Rights California (DRC) and the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) today called on the California congressional delegation to preserve access to Medicaid services (Medi-Cal in CA). The plea comes on the eve of the House’s March 23 vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Read more
Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) March 9, 2017 - This statement is from Catherine Blakemore, Executive Director of Disability Rights California, on the American Health Care Act: “Disability Rights California is deeply disappointed in the newly unveiled American Health Care Act (AHCA), which attacks essential programs for people with disabilities. Read more
Laura Czelada
Okemos,Michigan (PR MediaRelease) March 1, 2017 - An Op-Ed By Laura Czelada - Nearly 1 million low-income Michigan children under age 21 enrolled in Medicaid have dental coverage at no cost to their families through Healthy Kids Dental (HKD.) Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) August 9, 2016 - As recently reported in the news, the global outbreak of the Zika virus has now spread to the United States, potentially infecting newborn babies, children and adults. As of July, there are 6,400 confirmed cases of Zika in the U.S., with 15 of those people being infected by mosquitoes in the Miami, Florida area. In Texas, 93 cases have been reported, all related to travel abroad. Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) August 10, 2015 - The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) has launched a toll-free number to help qualifying Texans connect with long-term care services. The telephone number is 1-855-937-2372. It has been set up to help older adults (60 and up) who currently receive Medicaid and/or Medicare, people of all ages with disabilities, and caregivers. Read more