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  • Senator Edward Kennedy Dies – In memoriam, DIW goes dark. | Day In Washington
    vulnerable populations has lead to the enactment of groundbreaking legislation This has included the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the Americans with Disabilities Act Title IX the Family Medical Leave Act and other laws that have changed the course of this nation and have exemplified him as the champion of the common man Out of respect and in honor of everything Ted has done for people with disabilities over his decades in the Senate the Day in Washington blog will go dark We have lost a great advocate he will be missed Children outside te Kennedy home with a sign that reads Teddy thank you for your service to our country our communities and our families God bless you Tags ADA advocate Announcements civil rights death edward kennedy FMLA Personal politics senator ted kennedy Title IX Post navigation Why do we need health reform anyway UN Conference of States Parties on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S 2800 the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act DIW Podcast Bradley Lomax Revolutionary Black Nationalism and Disability Power DIW Podcast Kathy D Woods Designer DIW Podcast Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier DIW Podcast The

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  • Under a Rock | Day In Washington
    hope to give you some more information on that within the next 24 hours In the mean time feel free to explore my personal blog to see how I spent my time away from Day in Washington Tags Announcements health reform las vegas vacation white house Post navigation Twitter Updates for 2009 08 08 Why do we need health reform anyway About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S 2800 the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act DIW Podcast Bradley Lomax Revolutionary Black Nationalism and Disability Power DIW Podcast Kathy D Woods Designer DIW Podcast Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier DIW Podcast

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  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Applauds U.S. Decision to Sign the Treaty on Disability Rights | Day In Washington
    nations who have already signed the Convention stated Marty Ford Chairperson of CCD and director of legal advocacy at The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy Disability Policy Collaboration CCD and the disability community view this as a symbol of President Obama s commitment to true equality for individuals with disabilities and will be working closely with the Administration and Congress to secure ratification said David Hutt Co Chair of the CCD International Task Force and an attorney with the National Disability Rights Network CCD urges the U S Senate to quickly consider and ratify the treaty and fully restore the United States to a global leadership position on disability and human rights The Convention is already consistent with many U S laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and ratification will better ensure protection of disability rights into the future CCD is a coalition of over 100 national consumer advocacy provider and professional organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination independence empowerment integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society Tags Announcements ccd consortium convention CRPD disabilities discrimination equality human rights International Law ratification signing treaty Post navigation Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Statement from Former President George H W Bush Twitter Updates for 2009 07 25 1 comment for Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Applauds U S Decision to Sign the Treaty on Disability Rights admin July 24 2009 at 1 48 pm Since I helped to write the Press Release and am one of the co chairs I thought it might be appropriate to post this to DIW Comments are closed About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog

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  • Quick Update | Day In Washington
    Thank you for listening Best Day Tags Announcements Post navigation China s National Human Rights Plan and its inclusion of Disability Day In Washington Policy Podcast 37 Public Perception and Death Before Disability Day in Washington Policy Podcast 38 About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S 2800 the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act DIW Podcast Bradley Lomax Revolutionary Black Nationalism and Disability Power DIW Podcast Kathy D Woods Designer DIW Podcast Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier DIW Podcast The President s Executive Order on Gun Violence and Mental Health Tweets by DayinWashington Tags accessibility activism ADA ada amendments ada amendments

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  • Announcements | Day In Washington | Page 2
    Request Kareem Dale Special Assistant for Disability Policy to President Obama is looking for any person with a disability who has gone back to work or been rehired as a result of the economic recovery plan For example some company starts Read more Coming Soon by Day Al Mohamed February 7 2009 Comments Off on Coming Soon The next Day in Washington update is due Tuesday February 10 with a new post podcast every Tuesday after that Stay tuned Read more Inauguration Access by Day Al Mohamed January 7 2009 Comments Off on Inauguration Access From a recent article in the Baltimore Examiner Those with physical disabilities will find Barack Obama s inauguration all but inaccessible and organizers are concerned that people with disabilities may be forced to stay home According to a release from the Read more Disability Blog Carnival 47 Slight Postponement by Day Al Mohamed October 10 2008 Comments Off on Disability Blog Carnival 47 Slight Postponement Bloggers and readers please forgive me my tardiness Unfortunately I had a work related emergency and so Disability Blog Carnival 47 will be posted tomorrow today October 10 My apologies to everyone There have been some A MA ZING posts and really want to Read more We re Back by Day Al Mohamed July 20 2008 Comments Off on We re Back It looks like Day in Washington is back up and running smoothly Look forward to some new exciting posts And keep an eagle eye and ear out as we will soon be working with Disability 411 to provide legislative and policy Read more Page 2 of 3 1 2 3 About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in

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  • Announcements | Day In Washington | Page 3
    have recovered any missing data and worked to ensure that the site continues to operate bug free So far there has been only Read more Page 3 of 3 1 2 3 About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S 2800 the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act DIW Podcast Bradley Lomax Revolutionary Black Nationalism and Disability Power DIW Podcast Kathy D Woods Designer DIW Podcast Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier DIW Podcast The President s Executive Order on Gun Violence and Mental Health Tweets by DayinWashington Tags accessibility activism ADA ada amendments ada amendments act ADA Restoration advocacy Americans with Disabilities

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  • Back…and just in time – Major Hill Rally on Long Term Services and Supports | Day In Washington
    2009 at 2 55 pm Below please find the text from the handout being delivered to the Senate offices on CLASS Act and the Community First Choice Option Support the CLASS Act and the Community First Choice Option in Health Reform Legislation The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports CLASS Act and the Community First Choice CFC option are long term services and supports reforms needed now The CLASS Act creates a national affordable long term care insurance program The CFC Option creates a new home and community based service within the Medicaid state plan Community First Choice Option The CFC Option would begin to reform the Medicaid program by creating a new service for people eligible for nursing facilities and institutions called community based attendant services and supports These services are extremely flexible and would be provided based on a functional assessment of need and an individualized plan through a service delivery framework either by an agency or consumer directed The CFC Option is cross age and cross disability meaning that people of all ages and all types of disabilities can have their needs met with this service delivery framework The services include physical hands on supports as well as cuing supervision and training for those whose needs are based on cognitive and intellectual disabilities Health related tasks may be delegated or assigned by the state s appropriate licensed health professional Assistance with leaving nursing facilities and other institutions would also be available and will work well with the Money Follows the Person program which would also be amended in the legislation by lowering basic eligibility from six months residency in a nursing facility or institution down to three months residency There would be a 6 enhanced FMAP for states that select the CFC option to encourage them to break new ground and provide new cost efficient methods of providing Medicaid long term services and supports Community Living Assistance Services and Supports CLASS Act Ten million seniors and people with disabilities need at least some level of long term services and supports to stay in their homes and communities but cannot afford those services personally and often cannot qualify for limited public funds The CLASS Act creates a solvent affordable premium based national insurance program providing cash benefits that can be used for assistance with the activities of daily living managing personal finances modifying a home or vehicle or purchasing medical devises or accessible household appliances It presents an opportunity for choice dignity and personal responsibility Individuals who can work are able to do so and family caregivers receive help The institutional bias of public programs is minimized Government programs such as Medicaid save money The CLASS Act complements Medicare Medicaid and private long term care insurance Include the CLASS Act and the CFC Option in Health Care Reform Legislation A strong institutional bias remains in the provision of long term services and supports both within Medicaid and in the private sector The CFC Option and the CLASS Act

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  • Baucus Health Reform Bill – Quick Overview on Disability Issues | Day In Washington
    is one of those points where I like to remind everyone why it is critical to always review all the language in legislation not just do a word search for disability What the above language does is that it discourages employers from hiring anyone who may qualify to receive a government tax credit because the employer would then have to pay back the government Let me give you an example An employer can choose between two job applicants one is a single mother with two children and the other is a married woman who gets her health insurance through her husband The single mother probably qualifies for a government tax credit so she d actually cost them more Now consider this issue with someone with a disability People with disabilities usually do not have the option of going without coverage because of their conditions In addition on the average people with disabilities earn less than individuals without disabilities What that means is that likely someone with a disability would qualify for or would be percieved as being able to qualify for the government s health insurance tax credity The company wouldn t hire them and in a tight economic market would fire them first Why Because they now would cost more Insurance companies can not drop someone because of a pre existing condition or impose annual caps or lifetime limits on coverage However insurance companies can charge higher premiums for older adults More than five times higher premiums Why is this an issue Because as they age the vast majority of people acquire disabilities or chronic conditions Allowing insurance companies to charge higher premiums may lead to back door discrimination against people with disabilities and pre existing conditions Rehabilitation and habilitation services therapies and durable medical equipment and devices are not included under the minimum benefits package I see this as a big problem Rehabilitative and habilitative services can be critical to someone with a disability or mental health condition They are necessary to restore functional capacity minimize limitations on physical and cognitive functions and maintain or prevent deterioration of functioning as a result of an illness injury disorder or other health condition These services are also vital to the prevention of secondary disabling conditions All newly eligible non pregnant adults within Medicaid would receive a benchmark benefit package consistent with section 1937 of the Social Security Act What that means is that Medicaid benchmark plans will provide only 75 percent of the actuarial value of coverage for mental health services The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 which passed last October requires health plans that offer mental health coverage to have the same benefits copayments and treatment limits as for other types of health care Mental health conditions are the leading causes of disability representing more than 57 million Americans Research has shown that 25 percent of Americans do not have adequate access to mental health services and 44 percent either

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