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CPR combines administrative, legislative, and policy advocacy to protect, enhance, and expand the rights of people with disabilities.  It assists disability organizations and coalitions to advocate for these reforms, and elevates their role in developing and implementing policy initiatives that impact their lives.  As a result of CPR’s advocacy, supported decision making has become the preferred method of ensuring individual choice, health care protections have been enhanced to ensure equal access for people with disabilities, segregated employment programs have been closed, and civil commitment laws have been narrowed.

CPR also provides training and technical assistance to disability rights advocates throughout the country to expand the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities.

Recent Medicaid Updates:

November 10, 2020

The US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in California v. Texas, a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) arguing that the law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional and that because of that, the entire law should be struck down.

A coalition of disability organizations, including CPR, has worked throughout the course of this litigation to represent the disability community and filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court earlier this year, explaining the importance of the ACA for people with disabilities. You can read the coalition’s statement on today’s argument here. More information on the case, including background information and legal filings, can be found on our webpage.

November 3, 2020

Yesterday, a federal district court judge in Illinois issued a decision vacating the Department of Homeland Security’s discriminatory public charge rule nationwide. Unfortunately, today the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay of that decision, meaning the rule is allowed to remain in effect while litigation works its way through the courts.

Additional background information on the rule, resources, and media can be found here and the latest on the litigation efforts can be found here.

November 2, 2020

This morning a federal district court judge in Illinois issued a decision vacating the public charge rule nationwide, effective immediately.  This means that the new harmful and discriminatory public charge rule is no longer in effect.  We will keep you updated as the Department of Homeland Security will likely immediately appeal this decision.