CCD applauds US Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act

Donna A. Meltzer, Senior Director for Government Relations of the Epilepsy Foundation and current chair of the U.S. Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), called today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the majority of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a “huge win” for the disabilities community. In the CCD press release she noted that the act prohibits denying insurance on the basis of pre-existing conditions, a tactic that has been used against individuals with disabilities. It will take a while to see how today’s decision affects individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders, but I certainly hope that it will make it more difficult for providers to deny services.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, a group composed of a wide range of different disabilities organizations, issued a press release entitled “Healtcare Ruling a Victory for All Americans.”

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