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.
July 17, 2017 – Capitol Hill Update: While the vote might be delayed, we still need to make our voices heard to oppose BCRA and #SaveMedicaid! The Bazelon Center has new state-specific fact sheets to help with your advocacy: Alaska, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, and West Virginia.