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Friends – Congress is on the fast track to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to make drastic cuts to the Medicaid program. The level of cuts over time would decimate the Medicaid program. When will this happen? IT IS HAPPENING TODAY. The House of Representatives is voting today on a […]

Friends – Please see the alert below from the Office of Developmental Programs. Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella is proud to announce that the PA ABLE Savings Program (PA ABLE) will launch on April 3, 2017.  Because you have registered with us to get updates on ABLE, you are among the first to know that ABLE will […]

Friends – Congress is on the fast track to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to make drastic cuts to the Medicaid program. The level of cuts over time would decimate the Medicaid program. When will this happen? IT IS HAPPENING NOW. The House of Representatives is moving quickly to push […]

Friends – See below for an important announcement regarding a public comment period for the proposed rate methodology for Consolidated and Person Family Directed Supports and Services waiver.  Comments are due to the Office of Developmental Programs by March 21, 2017. The proposed rate structure can be found here: http://www.dhs.pa.gov/provider/developmentalprograms/2017waiverrenewals/index.htm Comments can be submitted by […]

Friends – As part of its efforts to reduce spending on vital human services, Congress is considering a disastrous plan to eliminate Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for children nationwide.  This cash assistance, with an average benefit of $664 monthly, is narrowly limited to the most vulnerable children with disabilities: those who have marked and severe […]

Friends – Disability Rights Pennsylvania is joining a national action to urge our network to participate in call-in days today and tomorrow to protect Medicaid. Medicaid is the primary source of insurance for individuals with disabilities and the new Congress is considering plans to restructure and cut funding to Medicaid and Medicare. Disability Rights Pennsylvania […]

Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) commends Secretary Ted Dallas on his announcement to close Hamburg State Center and the Civil Section of Norristown State Hospital.  Hamburg State Center is one of five (5) remaining state run institutions for persons with developmental disabilities in Pennsylvania.  Norristown State Hospital is one of six (6) remaining civil units. The […]

As the 115th Congress opens its legislative session today, both the United States House and Senate are prepared to make the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) one of their top priorities.  You may know that the ACA, also known as Obamacare, has many provisions that have helped people with disabilities since it was […]

Friends – Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services announced that the implementation of Community HealthChoices will be delayed until January 2018 due to issues associated with bid protests. Click here to see the Department’s announcement.   Thank you, Disability Rights Pennsylvania Offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh

A reminder that a valid ID is only required for voters who are voting for the first time or who are voting for the first time at a new polling place. If this is not your first time voting and you are asked to show an ID, you DO NOT need to show it. Below […]

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