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NDRN believes individuals with disabilities have the equal right to access high-quality, affordable healthcare that meets the specific needs of the individual and includes mental health services. To achieve these goals, the Network's efforts at the state and local level include individual casework and community training programs. At the national level NDRN advocates for public policies that support access to quality health care and services for individuals with disabilities.


The Latest News on NDRN's Work on Health Care

June 6, 2017

The House of Representatives has passed, and the Senate may soon take up, legislation that cuts hundreds of billions of dollars from the Medicaid program to pay for tax cuts for big businesses and wealthy individuals.

These cuts and caps would come at the expense of needed health care services for millions of people, including people with disabilities. Services from basic health care, to home and community-based services, to needed long-term services and supports would be lost. People with disabilities that have been living and thriving in the community would be forced to live in large congregate institutions because of the loss of these services.

Your elected Members of Congress need to hear from you about the importance of Medicaid. Rather than cutting and capping Medicaid, these important community services and supports need to be supported and expanded.  Please take a moment to send the following letter to your Senators and Representatives to let them know about the importance of Medicaid to their constituents.

Click here to take action.


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Health Care Publications

Devaluing People with Disabilities: Medical Procedures that Violate Civil Rights

In a first of its kind study, NDRN determined that performing certain medical procedures or withholding life sustaining treatment in non-terminal situations without judicial review violates the civil rights of people with disabilities. Read more.