Sharing Easter Seals’ message with Congress

The 112th Congress was sworn in on Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Soon after that, Easter Seals government relations staff began to deliver welcome packets to each member’s office to schedule meetings, share our mission and legislative goals, and offer Easter Seals as a resource on policy issues affecting constituents with autism and other disabilities.

One policy issue on our minds right now is The Affordable Care Act. The House of Representatives had hoped to vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act early in January. Following the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona on January 8, the vote may be pushed back, but is likely to be held in the next few weeks. This law includes a provision that prohibits insurance companies from excluding coverage of pre-existing conditions for children. Tell your representative to vote NO on H.R.2 and not take away the guarantee of health insurance to children with autism and other disabilities.


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