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LSA-DN Weekly Update

Lutheran Services in America to hold a Hot Topics call featuring Kaiser Family Foundation's Robin Rudowitz, CMS announced a plan that would allow states to use the Medicaid waiver process to fundamentally alter Medicaid, and President Trump hits Medicaid and food stamps in a push to slash domestic spending.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

New Medicaid waivers threaten healthcare coverage for millions, Virginia falls behind on its promises to do more for people with disabilities, and the child care crisis disproportionately affects children with disabilities.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

The LSA-DN Winter Meeting will take place Jan. 29-31 in Atlantic Beach, Florida, Amtrak reverses course on its plan to charge two wheelchair users $25,000, and the Department of Transportation proposes to let airlines ban most "emotional support" animals in airplane cabins.

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.

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