The Arc of NC Blog

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Author: Holly Watkins, Public Relations Manager, The Arc of North Carolina

We are celebrating our 65th anniversary in 2018, and one of the ways we are honoring our reach across this great state is by breathing new life into our old blog.

In the past, our blog has focused exclusively on state and national policy issues related to intellectual and developmental disabilities. While we will still include blog posts that involve state and national policy issues, we’ve decided to make the blog more personal and use it as a place to share stories.

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The Arc of NC issues a statement regarding the passage of the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 4, 2017

Typically, The Arc of North Carolina does not comment on policy or legislation that involves tax reform. The Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act does include language that cuts funding for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The focus of our statement is on these specific cuts and not on the bill as a whole. The Arc of North Carolina is a non-partisan organization. Our mission includes advocating for the programs, services, and policies that impact those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Today, The Arc of North Carolina released the following statement regarding the passage of the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The Arc of North Carolina is deeply disappointed at the passage of the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This unnecessarily-rushed legislation lacked due process, and time for meaningful stakeholder input. Non-partisan analysis from the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation suggests higher deficits, higher taxes for many Americans, and less resources to invest in programs that improve people’s lives and strengthen communities.

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The Arc of NC issues a new statement regarding Cardinal Innovations

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 28, 2017

On November 27, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has taken temporary control of Cardinal Innovations and dismissed their current board of directors.

The Arc of North Carolina applauds the efforts of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) and the North Carolina General Assembly to ensure that Cardinal Innovations, as well as any organization serving the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), is held accountable. We also want to acknowledge the Cardinal staff who are working hard each day to help ensure many North Carolinians with I/DD receive the services they need.

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#SaveMedicaid The Graham-Cassidy Bill

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Chapters, Staff, Board Members, and The Arc community at large:

You’ve recently received a number of Action Alerts from The Arc asking for your advocacy once again to protect Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Because you spoke up and supported colleagues and friends to do the same, we were able to stop previous attempts to repeal the ACA and end Medicaid as we know it.

We need your help again.

The Graham Cassidy bill is the Senate’s current attempt to repeal the ACA and decimate Medicaid after failing to pass a similar bill in July. Here are some of the reasons we’re worried:

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