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.