Health Care & People with Disabilities

There is a lot of talk about Health Care Repeal and Replacement and how it can hurt people with disabilities.
Although recent proposals to repeal or downsized the American Affordable Care Act did not make it through Congress thanks to the advocacy of people with disabilities like you, the battle is not over. People with a disability should always be vigilant and take action on proposals that may affect your ability to access health care services such as medicines, doctor's visits, hospital and at home care.

We recommend that you stay tune to the news but also check out websites that are fighting for the interests of people with disabilities and take appropriate actions such as calling or emailing your Congressperson or the President and asking your friends, family members and care givers to do the same.

Thanks for your advocacy so far and lets continue to fight for access to health care and the needs of people with disabilities

ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE HOUSING VOUCHERS!!

The Alternative Housing Voucher needs your help.

Please take a moment to call Governor Baker to support an increase for the Alternative Housing Voucher Program.  (AHVP). This program provides rental vouchers to disabled applicants who are not elderly and who have been determined eligible for Chapter 667 (elderly and disabled) housing.

Below is a script for your convenience.

 Governor Baker contact information:

Boston Office, Massachusetts State House

Office of the Governor

Room 280

Boston, MA 02133

Phone: 617.725.4005

888.870.7770 (in state)

TTY: 617.727.3666

 

Script you may use

Please support the Conference Committee’s $400,000 increase for the

Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP)

Sample Script:

Hello, my name is __(insert name)____ and I am calling to ask Governor Baker to support the Conference Committee’s $400,000 increase for the Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP). The Alternative Housing Voucher Program (Line Item #7004-9030) provides mobile housing vouchers to nonelderly persons with disabilities. Over the years, funding cuts and rent increases have drastically impacted the number of available vouchers– for this reason an increase is critically important! (add additional testimony, personal story, etc. here).

Thanks for your support