Overview

The National Down Syndrome Society recognizes the benefits that many provisions in the current Affordable Care Act (ACA) have provided for our community. Provisions such as an expansion of health coverage reforms to the insurance market, nondiscrimination provisions and long-term supports and services are critical to the ability of people with Down syndrome to live healthy, independent and fulfilling lives. Congress is currently considering repealing the ACA and offering a replacement, and NDSS is in discussions with legislators to urge them to continue to address and strengthen these priorities, as well as to enact additional reforms to promote independence and self-determination for individuals with Down syndrome. For more information, please see documents below: