Center for American Progress: 5 Ways President Trump's Agenda Is a Disaster for People with Disabilities

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Center for American Progress: 5 Ways President Trump's Agenda Is a Disaster for People with Disabilities

Donald Trump made his disregard for the 1 in 5 Americans with disabilities abundantly clear when he mocked a disabled New York Times reporter to a crowd of thousands at a campaign rally. But now that he’s in the White House, that disregard is no longer restricted to hateful words. Now, President Trump’s administration—together with his Republican colleagues in Congress—are pursuing policies that would put the health, education, and economic security of people with disabilities and their families at grave risk while further enriching both the wealthy and corporations through massive tax cuts.

New analysis by the Center for American Progress shows that more than 15 million people with disabilities, including children and seniors, would be at risk under President Trump’s and House Republicans’ proposed Medicaid cuts.* Many could be pushed out of their homes and into costly and isolating institutions as a result. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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