Survival Coalition Applauds Department of Health Services Initiative to Suspend not Terminate Medicaid Enrollment for Criminal-Justice Involved Individuals (press release)

For Immediate Release:  October 16, 2020 (Madison) – The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations applauds  Department of Health Services and Governor Evers for their decision to suspend rather than terminate Medicaid eligibility for incarcerated individuals. Federal law does not allow the use of Medicaid funds for services provided to inmates of public […]

Survival Coalition Applauds Governor’s Task Force Report on Caregiving Recommendations; Requests Immediate Action

(Madison) – Survival Coalition specifically supports recommendations to enhance resources for family caregivers provided through Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), proposals to raise rates to providers that are tied to increases in worker wages; efforts to ensure workers can afford and maintain essential benefits like health care and child care and other proposals that […]

Action Alert   (UPDATED 8/25/2020)

Educate Candidates about Disability Policy issues A big election is coming up on November 3rd and we want all candidates for public office to know about disability issues. Now is the time to educate candidates!    Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations has a new, handy resource you can provide to your candidates. The document […]

Survival Coalition Shares Essential Information on Disability Issues for Candidates for Public Office

The new resource – Issues that Impact People with Disabilities in Wisconsin: Background Papers– draws on the expertise of people with disabilities and advocates statewide who describe the funding sources, challenges and impacts of various programs and services intended to improve the lives of Wisconsinites with disabilities. “Candidates and all policymakers will find this new […]

Issues that Impact People with Disabilities in Wisconsin: Background Papers

Survival has prepared these issue papers to provide background and a disability perspective for elected officials, candidates for office and other policymakers and advocates. Many people with disabilities access programs and services funded by the federal, state, or local governments to support them in maintaining their health, accessing education and employment, and participating in their communities. As […]

U.S. Senate COVID relief HEALS Act falls short for people with disabilities, contact Congress

The U.S. Senate released its COVID relief package (the HEALS bill) on Monday. Most of the disability community priorities are NOT in the Senate bill, including no funding for Medicaid or Home and Community Based Services. The House passed the HEROES Act in May that includes many disability priorities. The House and Senate will have […]