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LSA-DN Weekly Update

A federal appeals court panel in New Orleans dealt another blow to the Affordable Care Act, Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky announced he is rescinding former Gov. Matt Bevin’s executive order on the Medicaid waiver program, and federal prosecutors are investigating whether harmful experiments were carried out on people at a state-run home for Iowans with disabilities.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

Join the national call-in day on Monday, Dec. 16, to support permanent funding for Money Follows the Person (MFP), Congress considers legislation to lower prescription drug costs, and attacks on Greta Thunberg expose the stigma autistic girls face.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

Medicaid initiatives that push long-term care over nursing homes could end this year, Tennessee becomes the new front in the fight to overhaul Medicaid, and an Illinois couple donates $1 million to Mosaic to improve spiritual lives of those with disabilities.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

The health care system isn't ready to replace aging caregivers, people with disabilities face disproportionate risks from climate change, and medical futility decisions by healthcare providers become a subject of bioethical debate.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

The federal government works to expand transportation for those with special needs, people with disabilities go unsheltered in tornado alley, and Apple's iOS 13.2 introduces more inclusive features including disability-themed emoji options.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

The federal government’s top special education official is heading for the exit, parents and disability rights activists are suing Fairfax County Public Schools for discrimination, and HUD announced a combined $112 million available to expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for very low-income persons with disabilities.

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