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. Following the 2016 election, the coverage and service gains made by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were put in jeopardy.  Efforts on Capitol Hill to repeal and replace the ACA should be informed by the decades of progress the Bazelon Center has made in reforming health systems and expanding access to needed mental health services.  Proposed cuts to Medicaid are of great concern to the 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 healthcare reform, as well as video updates by our staff.

September 19, 2017 – Capitol Hill Update: We are facing another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and end Medicaid as we know it. The current proposal, the Graham-Cassidy plan, is gaining momentum and could go to a vote at any time before September 30. Once again, we are asking you help #SaveMedicaid! See our alert for more information.

 

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.

Visit our YouTube page for more videos.

Letters and Other Resources