The Arc Virginia Featured in Newspaper Coverage of Opposition to American Health Care Act

The Arc Virginia has been featured in two recent newspaper stories about the chapter’s advocacy opposing Medicaid per capita caps proposed in the American Health Care Act. The first, featured in Work It, SoVa, discusses the potential impact on The … Continue reading

NYSARC Hosts Community Integration Leadership Institute

NYSARC, in collaboration with the New York State Association of Community & Residential Agencies and the New York State Rehabilitation Association, recently hosted the fourth annual Community Integration Leadership Institute. The keynote speaker, Deborah Bachrach, former state Medicaid Director, discussed … Continue reading

The Arc Maryland Scores Victories in State Budget

The finalized budget for the State of Maryland contains many victories for The Arc Maryland including: A 3.5% waiver rate increase to cover the cost of compliance with the Minimum Wage Act of 2014; Funding for 789 individuals with I/DD … Continue reading

The Arc Michigan Advocates Against Harmful Legislative Proposals

The Arc Michigan has been busy fighting against several harmful legislative proposals including: HB 4205, which would restrict the ability of state agencies to promulgate rules that go above federal requirements, such as Michigan’s requirement that public schools provide education … Continue reading

The Arc Colorado Wraps Up Successful Legislative Session

The Colorado General Assembly has adjourned with many victories for The Arc Colorado including: HB 1343, which creates a conflict free case management system, meaning that case management agencies cannot also be service providers, unless the only willing provider of … Continue reading

The Arc Minnesota Secures Progress in Health and Human Services Funding Bill

Thanks to the advocacy of The Arc Minnesota, the Minnesota Legislature passed and Governor Mark Dayton signed a Department of Health and Human Services funding bill that makes modest progress on several key priorities including: A 13% reduction in parental … Continue reading

The Arc New Jersey Continues Robust Advocacy for DSP Wage Increase

The Arc New Jersey, as part of the Coalition for a DSP Living Wage, organized a group of more than 50 family members, self-advocates, providers, and DSPs to visit the State House and advocate for higher wages for DSPs. They … Continue reading