Action Alert: Ask Congress to Sign-on as Original Co-sponsors to Proposed Bills Protecting the Rights of Disaster-Impacted People with Disabilities
NCIL is working with the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies and Senator Casey, Representative Langevin and Representative Shalala on two historic pieces of disability and disaster legislation that will dismantle barriers faced by disaster-impacted people with disabilities, older adults, and other Medicaid-eligible people impacted by disasters and increase disaster resources for CILs.
The Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion for Disasters Act (REAADI) and the Disaster Relief Medicaid Act (DRMA) will be introduced into both the Senate and the House of Representatives on June 10, 2019.
REAADI & CILs:
The REAADI Act specifies that States and covered recipients may contract with Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to:
Read Senator Casey’s one page summary about REAADI (PDF).
The Disaster Relief Medicaid Act (DRMA)
DRMA will provide uninterrupted access to Medicaid services when recipients must evacuate across state lines, preventing institutionalization during disasters. Read Senator Casey’s one page summary of DRMA (PDF).
Take Action Now!
For more information on REAADI and DRMA, visit reaadi.com.
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