Advocacy

The Bazelon Center has always worked to ensure that national policy is informed by the on the ground knowledge gained from our casework. Our advocacy agenda reflects the most pressing issues for people with disabilities on Capitol Hill and across the United States. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was one of the biggest expansions of mental health services in the history and we work to defend the coverage and service gains made.  The Bazelon Center has also spent decades reforming health systems and expanding access to needed mental health services-proposed cuts or changes to Medicaid are of great concern to the Bazelon Center, as millions of individuals with mental disabilities rely on Medicaid for healthcare and other services.

On this page you will find a collection of letters, alerts and other resources on our advocacy efforts.

UPDATE – 2/8/18: We expect the House to vote Wednesday, February 14 or Thursday, February 15, on H.R. 620, a dangerous bill that strips away the civil rights of people with disabilities.  Together with our allies, we are organizing Days of Action and ask you to join us! See below for a list of resources and a tool kit of sample tweets, template action alerts, and phone scripts.

 

 

Bethany's Capitol Hill Update #4

Bethany shares the latest update about the fight to protect Medicaid in her July 11th video. Watch it here.

Bethany's Capitol Hill Update #3

Watch Bethany’s June 23rd update and find out how you can join our fight to protect Medicaid.  Watch the video here.

Bethany's Capitol Hill Update #2

Watch Bethany’s June 19th update and find out how you can join our fight to protect Medicaid.  Watch the video here.

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 Letters and Other Resources