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Subcommittee Holds Hearing on the Role of Medicaid for Americans with

January 16, 2008

(Washington, DC - January 16, 2008)  The House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Congressman Frank J. Pallone (NJ), held a hearing on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, investigating Medicaid's role in the lives of individuals with disabilities.

The hearing, entitled “Helping Families with Needed Care: Medicaid's Critical Role for Americans with Disabilities,” focused on the importance of community-based care, school-based care, home-based care, and long-term care for those in the Medicaid system. Also discussed were the attacks on Medicaid by the current Administration and the effect of various agency rules and regulations on the Medicaid population.

We thank Congressman Nathan Deal (R- GA) for submitting testimony on behalf of Autism Speaks.