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"Keep CFC Option and CLASS Act in Senate Health Reform Bill   :)

 

 

 

Support Community First Choice Option and CLASS Act Merged Senate Health Reform Bill Must Keep CFC and CLASS This week the Senate Finance and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committees are merging their separate healthcare reform bills into one single bill that will go to the Senate floor to be debated as early as next week.  Two critical provisions that change the way long term services are delivered and funded for people with disabilities and seniors are included.  These two provisions complement one another and must be a part of the final Senate bill!
 
The Finance Committee bill includes the Community First Choice (CFC) Medicaid Option. The Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee's bill includes the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS) Act. We need both of these provisions in the final bill.  Please "Take Action" today by clicking to send a letter to your Senators.  Feel free to edit the letter to include your personal thoughts on the importance of the CFC Option and CLASS Act. 

 Take Action   :)

http://capwiz.com/rochestercdr/issues/alert/?alertid=14220621&queueid=4124857056   "

 

 

Please, advocate for singlepayer healthcare, with Community First Choice Option and CLASS Act (for the handicapped, autistic, elderly, developmentally disabled, disabled, etc.); H.R. 676 & S. 703, are the best of the lot, so far- i.m.h.o..   :)

Related group and actions   :)

http://www.singlepayeraction.org//join.html

reality

 

 

"Adapt Acts: cnn video- private insurance + community care; etc..   :)

Fw: cnn video - private insurance and community care   :)

Here is a link to a video about private insurance and community care...
Free Our People
Stephanie


--- On Thu, 10/22/09, Randy Alexander wrote:

> From: Randy Alexander
> Subject: cnn video
> To: dawn@atlantiscommunityinc.com, "Stephanie Thomas"
, bob.adapt@sbcglobal.net
> Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 2:27 PM
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>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRnM_ify3dc&feature=player_embedded

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> 2009 is the 10th
> Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court
> Olmstead decision.  For the 10th Anniversary we
> demand; pass the Community
> Choice Act, enforce the Olmstead decision and give us
> affordable,
> accessible, integrated housing! Because, freedom is
> universal!

 

Fw: Judge Halts Home Care Cuts: Says approach would likely violate federal law and cause "incredible human suffering" to seniors and people with disabilities who need these services

Several states are facing similar issues, might be useful precident!
Free Our People


Stephanie

--- On Mon, 10/19/09, Barbara Duncan wrote:


From: Barbara Duncan
Subject: Judge Halts Home Care Cuts: Says approach would likely violate
federal law and cause bincredible human sufferingb to seniors and people
with disabilities who need these services
To: adapt@adapt.org
Date: Monday, October 19, 2009, 9:29 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Dara Schur

Director of Litigation

Disability Rights California
 
Phone: (510) 267-1200

E-Mail: Dara.Schur@disabilityrightsca.org

Melinda Bird, Disability Rights California, 916.397.5259
Stacey Leyton, Altshuler Berzon LLP, 415.421.7151
Paula Pearlman, Disability Rights Legal Center, 213.736.1031
Monday, October 19, 2009

Judge Halts Home Care Cuts: Says approach would likely violate federal law and
cause bincredible human sufferingb to seniors and people with disabilities
who need these services

Oakland, CA bU.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken ruled today that the
state cannot go forward on November 1 with its planned cuts of In-Home
Supportive Services (IHSS) to an estimated 130,000 Californians because of the
substantial harm, damage and injury which would result. The Judge said that
the statebs Functional Index rankings were clearly not based on need, that
essential services could be withdrawn arbitrarily, and bpeople could lose
something irreplaceable b the ability to remain safely in their homes.b
B
Therefore, she enjoined all IHSS cuts as requested by people who use IHSS and
local unions, in the class action lawsuit, V.L. v Wagner.
B
The judge ruled that the plaintiffs were likely to show at trial that the cuts
to services, enacted in the recent state budget, violate federal law.
Approximately 40,000 low-income seniors and people with disabilities would
have lost all their IHSS services, including personal care; another 90,000
would have lost such services as meal preparation, food shopping and help with
laundry and housecleaning.
B
bWe are convinced a humanitarian disaster would have resulted from the
precipitous and arbitrary withdrawal of essential services approved by the
legislature and the administration in the budget, and are delighted that the
Court agreed with us,b stated lead counsel Melinda Bird of Disability Rights
California.
B
bThis is a big day for people with disabilities, their families and seniors
throughout the state b their right to stay safely in their homes - and not
be forced into nursing homes or other institutions - has been reaffirmed by
the Court,b said Paula Pearlman of the Disability Rights Legal Center.
B
bWe told the Court that the method being used to decide who would be cut was
arbitrary and particularly discriminated against children with disabilities
and people with cognitive or mental health disabilitiesb, stated Stacey
Leyton of Altshuler Berzon LLP.
B
Leyton summarized: bTalking to people who use IHSS and the workers who
provide IHSS, I came to realize how important this program is, and how
cost-effective it is. Some receive only a few hours a week of help, but that's
what enables them to stay at home and be part of their community."
B
The lawsuit was brought by 5 people who use IHSS services, on behalf of a
proposed class of IHSS consumers, represented by Disability Rights California,
the Disability Rights Legal Center, the National Senior Citizens Law Center,
the National Health Law Program and attorney Charles Wolfinger; and by 5 SEIU
locals and United Domestic Workers b AFSCME, bringing the case on behalf of
IHSS providers. Details:

http://www.disabilityrightsca.org

 

Urgent: A Critical Moment in Health Reform - Senators Meet To Combine Bills

Original Message ----- From: Bob Kafka
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 5:40 PM
Subject: Urgent: A Critical Moment in Health Reform - Senators Meet To Combine Bills

http://www.jfactivist.org/

ADAPT ACTIVISTS AND SUPPORTERS:

Next 24 hrs critical for LTSS in the merged Finance and HELP Committee bills.

Please contact your Senators and in addition Sen Baucus from Montana, Sen Bingaman from New Mexico and Sen Conrad
from North Dakota. Tell them CFC Option and CLASS need to be in the final merged bill that goes to the Senate floor.
Below are more details.  Please take Action now!  THIS IS URGENT

The ADAPT Community

----- Original Message ----- From: Sarah Peterson - JFA Moderator
To: bob.adapt@sbcglobal.net
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 11:11 AM
Subject: Urgent: A Critical Moment in Health Reform - Senators Meet To Combine Bills

URGENT! TODAY is a Turning Point for Long Term Services and Supports in Health Reform


From the JFA Moderator:
Senators will be meeting TODAY to combine the Finance and HELP Committee health reform bills.  They will be making decisions on whether to keep or cut the long-term services and supports provisions including the CFC Option and the CLASS Act.

See the NCIL Action Alert (10/21/09) Below for More Information:


Act Now to Ensure the CFC Option and CLASS ACT Remain in Healthcare Reform!

Call Your Senators This Wednesday and Thursday and Ask for their Support!

Contact both of your Senators' offices today and tomorrow October 21 and 22! You may call toll-free (thanks to Families USA): 1-800-828-0498 or use the Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121.

Message

I am calling to urge Senator _________ to ensure that both the CLASS Act and the Community First Choice Option are included in the final healthcare reform bill in the Senate. People with disabilities who need long term services and supports now or in the future should be:

1.    a part of the solution;
2.    able self-determine the services and supports that they really want; and
3.    able to have the freedom to choose where they want to live.

Background Information

This week the Senate Finance and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committees are merging their separate healthcare reform bills into one single bill that will go to the Senate floor to be debated as early as next week.  Two critical provisions that change the way long term services are delivered and funded for people with disabilities are included. These two provisions complement one another and must be a part of the final Senate bill!

The Finance Committee bill includes the Community First Choice (CFC) Medicaid Option. This state option will allow the states to offer broadly defined attendant services and supports in one's home or community setting to individuals eligible for nursing home, ICFs/MR, and other institutional level care.  To encourage the states to implement the CFC Option, the state will receive a 6 percent increase in its federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) match for services provided under this option. The CFC moves us one step closer to ending the institutional bias in Medicaid!

The Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee's bill includes the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS) Act. The CLASS Act would create a solvent, affordable, premium-based, national insurance program providing a cash benefit that can be used for assistance with the activities of daily living. This helps state Medicaid budgets because many people will have a way to avoid becoming impoverished by spending down to Medicaid eligibility levels.  The CLASS Act complements the CFC Option and Medicaid, Medicare, and private long term care insurance.
NATIONAL ADAPT MAILING LIST - Adapt Community Choice Act List

http://www.adapt.org

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