NDLA Opposes Congressional Efforts to Cut Vital Services for People with Disabilities

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NDLA Opposes Congressional Efforts to Cut Vital Services for People with Disabilities

National Disability Leadership Alliance and over 200 Organizations from Across the United States Express Opposition to Congressional Efforts to Cut Vital Health Care and Community Based Services for People with Disabilities.

The National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA) today published a letter signed by over 200 disability organizations from around the country, calling on Congress to preserve Medicaid services for people with disabilities, including community-based long term services and supports. The letter identifies several programs that “underpin one of the most fundamental rights that Americans are guaranteed under the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution: Liberty.”

“The number of organizations that have signed on shows that the Disability Community is united in opposing any efforts which will reduce services that enable disabled people to live in the community and lead an independent life,” said Gary Arnold, President of Little People of America. “Disabled people have the same right to live in the community as all Americans, and the bill proposed by this Congress guts the programs that secure that right.”

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