Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New Analysis: 5 Ways Trump Agenda is Disastrous for People with Disabilities

More than 15 million people with disabilities, including children and seniors, would be at risk under the Medicaid cuts proposed by House Republicans and endorsed by President Trump, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress. I'm going to address some of these points in future posts, but for now, here's the short version:
1. Trump's health care plan would push millions with disabilities into institutions.
2. Trump's policies would make it harder for people with disabilities to work.
3. Trump's education plan would harm students with disabilities.
4. Trump would slash programs that provide basic living standards.
5. Trump's administration would weaken disability rights and protections.

The analysis concludes: "If Trump were serious about helping the workers and families who've been left behind -- including millions of Americans with disabilities and their families -- he would reject policies that undermine health care, education, and other basic living standards; push people put of the labor force as well as from their homes into institutions; and erode enforcement of disability rights in favor of a policy agenda that gives people with disabilities and their families a fair shot."

Read more at "5 Ways President Trump's Agenda is a Disaster for People with Disabilities."

This is a great article to share with your friends and family members who support the Republicans' proposal. If you have a personal connection to disability issues, you have a powerful voice -- this is a short, powerful analysis that can change minds and inspire action.

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