The Arc Condemns the Department of Health and Human Services Releasing a Final Rule Weakening the Nondiscrimination Protections of the Affordable Care Act

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will issue a final rule that strips important protections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and limits access to health care coverage. The Arc is deeply troubled that HHS has chosen to issue a final rule weakening the nondiscrimination protections in health care, particularly […]

The Arc Responds to Texas U.S. District Court Judge’s Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

The Arc Responds to Texas U.S. District Court Judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional: “This ruling by District Court Judge Reed O’Connor in Texas v. Azar is of great concern. To strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) puts the health of millions at risk, but we know that […]

Mental Health Rift Brings Calley To The Table

Tension flares over workgroup reports, procedures By JAY GREENE Click Here to view Craine’s Article Tensions flared several weeks ago between mental health advocates and state officials over how to proceed in developing a crucial report to the Michigan Legislature on how best to fund $2.4 billion in Medicaid behavioral health dollars and integrate physical […]

Webinar: A Closer Look at the New ABLE Programs

ABLE National Resource Center August 4, 2016 / 2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern Time ABLE National Resource Center With the recent launch of the Ohio, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Florida State ABLE programs, the ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) would like to invite potential ABLE participants, their families, and all other ABLE stakeholders, to attend a […]

The Arc Calls for Georgia Supreme Court to Reexamine Unconstitutional Standard for Proving Intellectual Disability in Death Penalty Cases

WASHINGTON – The Arc of the United States, The Arc Georgia, and The Georgia Advocacy Office filed an amicus brief Monday before the Georgia Supreme Court in the case Palmer v. Georgia. The brief explains that Georgia’s requirement that defendants facing the death penalty must prove their diagnosis of intellectual disability “beyond a reasonable doubt” […]

Coalition Demands Governor Northam Grant a Full Pardon of Neli Latson, A Young Black Man with Disabilities Subjected to a Decade of Injustice

WASHINGTON – Neli Latson should be a free man. Instead, he’s faced a decade of unjust prosecution and abuse in a criminal justice system where, as a young Black man with disabilities, he’s experienced the disastrous combination of systemic racism and ableism. As the nation faces a critical turning point in the fight against systemic […]

State and National Groups File Federal Complaint Against Nebraska For Inaccessibility of COVID-19 Testing Program

Lincoln, NE – Today, The Arc of the United States, Disability Rights Nebraska, and Center for Public Representation filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights over the State of Nebraska’s ongoing failure to provide access for Nebraskans with disabilities to TestNebraska. The State’s COVID-19 testing program […]

Protecting Medicaid: Why the Oklahoma Waiver Proposal Is a Threat

What is happening in Oklahoma? Oklahoma is proposing to be the first state to implement a block grant or per capita cap based on the Center for Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent guidance. The state planned to expand Medicaid by submitting a proposal to CMS, however the State legislature has not funded the expansion. There is […]