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NDRN believes individuals with disabilities have the equal right to access high-quality, affordable healthcare that meets the specific needs of the individual and includes mental health services. To achieve these goals, the Network's efforts at the state and local level include individual casework and community training programs. At the national level NDRN advocates for public policies that support access to quality health care and services for individuals with disabilities.


The Latest News on NDRN's Work on Health Care

October 26, 2017

NDRN comments on Proposed HHS Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022

NDRN comments submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on their proposed Fiscal Year 2018-2022 strategic plan.Read more.

September 25, 2017

NDRN testimony for the record opposing Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill

National Disability Rights Network’s testimony for the record for the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Graham, Cassidy health care proposal Read more.

September 11, 2017

NDRN joins over 100 organizations writing Secretary Price to assure and maintain access to medications under Medicare Part D

NDRN and over 100 other organizations wrote the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to urge that steps be taken to assure and maintain access to medications under Medicare Part D’s protected classes policy.Read more.

July 26, 2017 

The Senate has begun debate on health care reform and some are trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Americans.  Do not be fooled!  Any plan being considered in the Senate will mean millions, including many people with disabilities, will lose health insurance. 

Whether it is replace and repeal, just repeal, or the new buzz phrase a “skinny bill,” they all mean millions will lose health insurance. Even worse, some versions include hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to the Medicaid program to pay for big tax cuts for big businesses and the mega-rich.

Your Senators need to hear from you!  Please take a moment to send the following letter to your Senators. Let them know about the importance of voting no on any version of the Senate health care reform bill that may be voted on this week.

Click here to take action.

July 24, 2017

Consortium for Citizens with Disability Letter In Opposition to the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).

NDRN joined over 50 organizations from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities in opposing the Senate’s health care reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act.Read more.

May 10, 2017

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities letter in support of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act

CCD Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support Task Force letter in support of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028) Read more. 

April 28, 2017

Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) Letter In Support of Long-Term Extension of Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

NDRN signed on to a MHLG letter with 36 other groups in support of Congressional consideration and passage of a long-term extension of CHIP in an expeditious fashion.Read more.


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Devaluing People with Disabilities: Medical Procedures that Violate Civil Rights

In a first of its kind study, NDRN determined that performing certain medical procedures or withholding life sustaining treatment in non-terminal situations without judicial review violates the civil rights of people with disabilities. Read more.