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Call-in Day to Celebrate the Olmstead Decision

June 22, 2018 - All Day

Join the Facebook Olmstead Celebration Here


Help celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision, which recognized the right of people with disabilities to live, work and participate in their communities. Money Follows the Person (MFP) supports people to move out of nursing homes and institutions into the community. The EMPOWER Care Act helps make Olmstead a reality!

 

 

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ACTION ALERT - June 19, 2018

OPPORTUNITY TO EDUCATE CONGRESS ON EVV!

Take 5 minutes to email or call Congress that the time to act on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is now!  CMS has recently issued EVV guidance that, while containing positive items, still leaves a lot of challenges for people with disabilities unaddressed. Current policy requires a January 1, 2019 implementation date.  Congress has introduced legislation to delay EVV implementation by one year to provide additional time to reduce the potential harm EVV may cause people with disabilities.  The House is expected to vote on this issue this week!

Please ask your U.S. Representatives to include the EVV bill (H.R. 6042) in the larger opioids bill so it can move to a vote faster!


Diana DeGette, 303-844-4988
(Denver, District 1) email link: www.degette.house.gov

Jared Polis, 303-484-9596 (Boulder, District 2) email link: www.polis.house.gov

Scott Tipton, 970-241-2499 (Grand Junction, District 3) email link: www.tipton.house.gov

Ken Buck, 970-702-2136 (Greeley, District 4) email link: www.buck.house.gov

Doug Lamborn, 719-520-0055 (Colorado Springs, District 5) email link: www.lamborn.house.gov

Mike Coffman, 720-748-7514 (Aurora, District 6) email link: www.coffman.house.gov

Ed Perlmutter, 303-274-7944 (Lakewood, District 7) email link: www.perlmutter.house.gov


Also consider texting a fax through Resistbot:   Text "resist" to 50409

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Please support H.R. 6042 to delay Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) by one year.  This will provide time to reduce the potential for harm hasty implementation may cause people with disabilities.  This bill should be included in the larger opioids bill so it can move to a vote more rapidly.  Thank you!