Capitol Correspondence - 06.14.21

ANCOR Joins Coalition in Letter to Congress Outlining Health Priorities for Recovery Package

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As part of its work with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, ANCOR joined 29 other national disability organizations in a letter outlining health care priorities for any upcoming COVID-19 recovery package. Specifically, the letter urges Congress to:

  • Invest in the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) program.
  • Support and expand Medicaid coverage.
  • Improve Medicaid coverage.
  • Make health insurance affordable.
  • Ensure drug pricing reforms.
  • Support multi-disciplinary care for people experiencing long-term COVID-19 symptoms.

Obtaining long-term funding to strengthen and improve the HCBS program is a key priority for ANCOR this year. We will keep our members informed of opportunities for advocacy as they emerge.