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AND THE WORKFORCE


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HUMAN SERVICES

Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act
Full Parity for Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Unsafe Children's Products
Reauthorization of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Older Americans Act Reauthorization
Support of Employment
of Adults with Disabilities
Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Federal Graduate Medical Education Funding to Independent Children's Teaching
Hospitals, and Protecting Our Teaching Hospitals From Medicare Cuts

Helping Our Seniors
Meet The Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs

Enabling Children Adopted Through a State Protection Agency to Receive Financial Aid to Attend Higher Education, and Allowing Foster Children to
Be Declared as a Tax
Deduction

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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

SUPPORT OF EMPLOYMENT OF ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

WHEREAS, working-aged people with disabilities have the highest unemployment rate in the nation--74 percent; and

WHEREAS, one of the major obstacles to employment for people with disabilities is the inability to retain healthcare benefits; and

WHEREAS, as part of last year's Balanced Budget Act, a new state option was added to the Medicaid program to allow people with disabilities who return to work to purchase Medicaid coverage as their earnings increase,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors supports full funding of the Work Incentives Improvement Act, which would improve access to healthcare: expanding states' ability to provide a Medicaid buy-in to people with disabilities who return to work; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors supports the President’s proposal for a $1,000 tax credit for work-related expenses for people with disabilities; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors urges Congress to approve legislation providing improved access to and additional funding for assistive technology to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and enhance their ability to participate in the workplace.

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