State Action Center

Opportunities to advocate on this issue are happening daily and we encourage groups and individuals to support the fight against these discriminatory practices. Provided below are resources to help you stay informed on ongoing state issues and events.

Events:

June Hill Briefing: Details Coming

New York News and Updates:

New York’s Embrace of Discriminatory Value Assessments is a Call to Action!

Not Dead Yet Demands Prohibition On Use of QALYs To Limit Health Coverage

Center for Disability Rights: State’s Pharmaceutical Proposal Puts Disabled People at Risk

Chairman’s Corner: New York’s Embrace of Discriminatory Value Assessments is a Call to Action!

CancerCare and Stakeholder Letter to NY Legislators Opposing QALYs and Similar Metrics

Center for Disability Rights statement

Massachusetts News and Updates:

Here’s why Sarah Palin’s ‘death panels’ are now being debated in Massachusetts

Statement by Massachusetts Disability Organizations re: QALYs and Prescription Drugs

Susan Linn, Epilepsy Foundation New England: Don’t put a price cap on people’s lives

California News and Updates:

PIPC letter to LAO

Connecticut News and Updates

CT bill (HB 7174): Calls for maintaining a list of “cost effective” drugs in Section 1(b)(3)

Other State News

Resources

Americans Agree: QALYs Have No Place in U.S. Health Care

ICER’s SMA Assessment Contains Alarming Flaws

The Consortium FOR Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Opposes Use of QALYs