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Public Policy Update – State and Federal News

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Public Policy Update – State and Federal News

Below is the Autism Society of North Carolina‚Äôs weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 emergency orders. This post covers July 31 – August 20. Congressional Update Since our last update, Congress has not passed any new legislation regarding COVID-19 and/or economic relief. A compromise is needed between…

Public Policy Update

Below is the Autism Society of North Carolina‚Äôs weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 emergency orders. This post covers July 15 to July 30. Congressional Update¬†‚Äď NEW!¬† The US Senate has¬†announced¬†their¬†new package of COVID-19 and economic relief,¬†the HEALS Act. The Senate began negotiations with the US House…

Public Policy Update

Below is information about recent activity at the state and federal levels, including COVID-19 updates. Schools to Reopen On Tuesday, July 14, the Governor announced that schools would be allowed to open under ‚ÄúPlan B‚ÄĚ which allows students to return to classrooms, while maintaining social distancing and other measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19….

Public Policy Update: Insurance Coverage, Health Care Services and Managed Care

  The Autism Society of North Carolina advocates for ensuring that people on the autism spectrum have access to health care services under private and public health plans including private insurance, the state health plan, and Medicaid services. Medicaid Expansion This year, despite the efforts of many advocacy groups including ASNC, there will be no…

Managed Care and Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina

In early April, the Governor McCrory announced a proposal to reform Medicaid ¬†under a new comprehensive Section 1115 waiver that would integrate all Medicaid services (physical health, mental health, long-term care, etc.) into a seamless statewide system under a managed care model known as the Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina. The proposal would, according…