Thursday, January 19, 2017

Will #DonaldTrump and #Congress gut programs for those with disabilities?

It is likely. Mike Pence oversaw scaling back of Medicaid benefits in Indiana, and Trump's cabinet picks support the same tactics. Trump knows nothing about domestic policy, and he will take his cues from Pence.  Along with Congress, Trump wants to scale back Medicare, repeal Obamacare, bring back denying coverage for preexisting conditions, and limit access to programs such as Social Security Disability.

Trump and the new Congress want to dismantle the vestiges of the New Deal and get rid of Obamacare with no real replacement.

30 million will lose health insurance. This includes millions with disabilities, who will not have access to medical care.

It is also likely Trump and Congress will scale back laws meant to protect those with disabilities such as the American's With Disabilities Act.

For more information, check out this article in Slate. Terrified disabled people.

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