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LSA-DN Weekly Update

Advocates say COVID-19 relief leaves out people with disabilities, Texans with disabilities worry changes in legislative process during the pandemic could shut them out, and remembering Pennsylvania governor Dick Thornburgh for helping people with intellectual disabilities.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

Momentum grows in Congress for passage of COVID-19 relief, a CDC panel says health workers and long-term care residents should get the COVID-19 vaccine first, and disability advocates urge South Carolina's governor to take action during the pandemic.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

CMS announces $165 million in new funding for Money Follows the Person demonstration programs, new housing concepts emerge for adults with developmental disabilities, and disability advocates tell filmmakers that "scary" is how you act, not look.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks to restart COVID relief bill negotiations, the Supreme Court appears ready to uphold the Affordable Care Act, and a call for the next Congress to prioritize disability issues.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

Medicare and Medicaid will cover costs of a future COVID-19 vaccine under a new policy, health insurers start to roll back coverage for telehealth even though demand is way up due to COVID-19, and Texas reverses a decision allowing social workers to refuse clients with disabilities.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

Nebraska gets federal approval to limit Medicaid benefits, home care workers and unpaid caregivers who support disabled people are often left out of public-policy initiatives, and a call to end employment discrimination for people with disabilities.

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