@Michael Prasad I have been following this through https://reaadi.com/ as well.
as for DRMA Bill,
Both of these appear to support disability inclusion in emergency response, recovery, and mitigation.
I will bring this back to the Access and Whole Community Inclusion Caucus in December or set up a special meeting to provide more feedback.
Do you have a deadline you need this by?
@Thad Huguley and @Sadie Martinez - I saw this, from the National Disability Rights Network, re the REAADI act:
The Disaster Relief Medicaid Act (DRMA) would ensure that individuals eligible for Medicaid who are forced to relocate due to a disaster or public health emergency are able to continue to access their critical Medicaid supported services. Specifically, the bill provides uninterrupted access to Medicaid services when recipients must evacuate across state lines, increasing health maintenance and community living and preventing institutionalization during disasters or public health emergencies.
The Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion for Disasters (REAADI) Act provides solutions for persons with disabilities and older adults during the ever-increasing number of disasters in the United States. The REAADI Act will enable persons to maintain their health, safety, and independence before, during, and after disasters.
Please advise as to what, if any, concerns remain with this proposed federal legislation as it stands.
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