DREDF responds to CMS Innovation Center’s RFI

November 20, 2017 Submitted via email to:  CMMI_NewDirection@cms.hhs.gov Ms. Seema VermaCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesDepartment of Health and Human ServicesP.O. Box 8016Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 Re:  Informal Request for Information Seeking New Direction to Promote Patient-Centered Care and Test Market-Driven Reforms Dear Administrator Verma, The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979 by individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, is a leading national law and policy center that works to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training,…

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ALERT: Representatives Pass GOP #TaxOnDisability. Fight Shifts To The Senate!

The House passed its version of the Republican tax overhaul on Thursday, November 16, but obstacles remain in the Senate, which is refining its own version of the legislation amid objections from key GOP senators. The House bill passed with 227 votes in favor and 205 against. Thirteen Republicans voted against the bill. No Democrats voted for it. Not surprisingly, the Senate is wrestling problems found within their own version of tax reform after an analysis by Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation (essentially the Congressional Budget Office for tax policy)…

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