Elimination of Optional Medicaid Services Poses Threat of Increased Long Term Costs

LA's Department of Health and Hospitals has announced two options to address $131 million in state general fund cuts that it will face without additional revenue. Dr. Rebekah Gee, the Department's Secretary, warns that these cuts will have a “catastrophic impact to those served by Medicaid.”

People of AC – Alisha Williams

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ABLE Act Implementation Delayed in Louisiana

Though the ABLE Act was passed last year, implementation of the tax-free savings account for disability-related expenses has been repeatedly delayed in Louisiana. Advocates will request funding for implementation of the ABLE Act during Louisiana's 2016 legislative session.

Help Empower People with Disabilities Through AC's Empowerment Academy

Empowerment AcademyIn 2016, the Advocacy Center of Louisiana will launch its Empowerment Academy, the sole purpose of which is to provide adults with disabilities and their families the knowledge and skills they need to successfully assert their rights and get the results they want. Donate to AC's "Empowerment Academy" Campaign today!

Touro Synagogue Invites Children with Disabilities to Join Their Mardi Gras Krewe of VIPs

Touro Synagogue invites children with disabilities to join its Krewe of VIPs for special access to an accessible viewing platform for certain Mardi Gras parades. This viewing area is free to children with disabilities and their families.

People of AC – Koki Otero

Photo of Koki Otero Meet AC Attorney Koki Otero!