On July 26, Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Gregg Harper (R-MS) introduced the Healthcare Extension and Accessibility for Developmentally Disabled and Underserved Population (HEADs UP) Act of 2018 (H.R. 6611). This bill would declare people with developmental disabilities to be a “medically underserved population” (MUP). Populations with this designation are entitled to priority access to certain federal programs, including community health centers and the services of the National Health Service Corps. Currently, MUPs are defined as “specific sub-groups of people living in a defined geographic area with a shortage of primary care health services who face economic, cultural, linguistic, or other barriers to health care.”

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With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

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Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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