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Congress: House bill changing Medicaid/ACA moving quickly, contact your Congressmen with questions

National Disability Groups report the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) replacement bill will be referred to committee for mark up this Wednesday. This bill is also anticipated to contain major changes to Medicaid that will reduce funding, and could result in changes to Wisconsin Medicaid funded programs like Family Care/IRIS, Katie Beckett, Children’s Long-Term Supports, school and autism therapies and more A markup is the process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation, and scheduling a markup means this bill is moving quickly towards passage. Constituents can and need to ask important questions of U.S, Representatives about this proposal. Type in your address under the Find My Legislators box and click Find on the Wisconsin State Legislative website to get find out who your U.S. Congressperson is and get their contact information. If you know who your Congressman is call the national switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to their office. Optional: Sample Questions  • How many people will lose coverage and how much will this bill cost? • What does the bill say about coverage of pre-existing conditions and caps on the amount insurance companies will pay over your lifetime for care? • What does the bill say about controlling costs of prescription drugs? • What does the bill say about providing more money as health costs increase? •...

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Join Us for Disability Advocacy Day – March 10

Disability Advocacy Day is designed to connect you with your legislators so you can talk about issues that matter to you. You are the expert in sharing how legislative policies affect people with disabilities in their everyday lives.   Registration is due by March 10, 2017 You can register here: Please note that Survival Coalition will schedule your legislative visit. Your visit will be with others from your district. In order to have accurate scheduling – you must use your home address on the registration form. Check-In starts at 9:30 am on March 21, 2017. Parking is on your...

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SPARKS Grant Recipients Speak at NIU

Biranna Richardson and Lance Owens made a presentation about Artworking to a group of 30-35 graduate-level art students at NIU School of Art and Design yesterday. Biranna and Lance spoke on Artworking’s innovative model of employment and business development for individuals with disabilities as well as possible career choices for art students.  Thanks to Billie Giese, Associate Professor, School of Art and Design, Northern Illinois University for allowing Artworking to do some knowledge transfer. Artworking is the recipient of a BPDD SPARKS...

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