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When decisions are being discussed in the state and federal governments that affect the disability community, it’s vital to be informed and prepared. Regular meetings and collaboration with decision-makers at DDS, MRC, MassHealth and other administration officials, help ADDP and our members become heavily informed and influential on the issues affecting our community. Through our consistent communication with our members, issue-driven committees, professional development workshops, and work with expert consultants, ADDP is THE SOURCE for receiving news, information, and education on timely issues. 

House to Vote On Thursday For people with disabilities, elders and poor people, the Trump/Ryan/GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act has the potential to deeply cut and severely diminish the very foundation of their ability to live and work in communities, not be in nursing homes or be able to have minimum health care in their lives. As the Trump/Ryan/GOP coalition tries to sell its ACA... more
Speaking out Makes a Difference! Speaking to over 250 members and guests of the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers, including family members, provider agency directors, self advocates, legislators and friends, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren called upon disability advocates to work hard every day to tell Members of Congress and the Trump Administration, why Medicaid is so critical... more
The Congressional Budget Office just released its much-awaited report analyzing the possible effects of the American Health Care Act, the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. The verdict is a doozy. Twenty-four million fewer Americans would have health insurance by 2026, according to the CBO, with 14 million of them losing coverage in 2018. While, yes, the report also says the GOP's... more
Former US HHS Secretary to Keynote ADDP May 4th Conference Appearing on Meet the Press, former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke skeptically about the likelihood that the proposed GOP replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be able to meet its stated goal of bringing down health care costs, maintaining access and improving on health care benefits... more
Advocates Ask Legislature to Restore $2 million 9C Cut The proposed Mass Health cut to the Adult Foster Care program, one of the least expensive and most cost effective programs in the Commonwealth, is scheduled to suffer a disruptive funding cut next month unless the Legislature reverses the cut in the pending FY 17 Supplemental Budget Bill or Mass Health reverses its decision. The proposed cut... more
ANALYSIS: GOV'S BUDGET Good News:  Programs Enhanced & No Service Reductions This week's House One budget recommended by Governor Charlie Baker has been positively received by members of the intellectual and developmental disabilities community.  For the last ten years, House One budget recommendations have generally contained both good and not so good news for the I/DD community.  This year'... more
Rosenberg Pledges Heartfelt Support to Protect Rights  Addressing the over 200 attendees at the Tuesday ADDP Legislative Luncheon, Senate President Stan Rosenberg spoke eloquently about the intention of Commonwealth leaders to work together to protect the rights of  all Commonwealth citizens during a period of uncertainty highlighted by the fallout from the November election. In praising ADDP... more
Kathleen Sebelius Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services The leading voice on healthcare in America. Kathleen Sebelius is one of America’s leading voices on health policy, health care reform, and human service delivery. From April 2009 through June 2014, she served in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, where she... more
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ADDP's FY 18 Budget Request to Governor Baker Here are the budget recommendations ADDP is asking the Governor Charlie Baker to include in his FY 18 Budget Recommendation to be released by January 25, 2017. ADDP FY 18 Ask more