Pacific Standard: How Disabled Americans Are Fighting the GOP Health-Care Bill

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Pacific Standard: How Disabled Americans Are Fighting the GOP Health-Care Bill

Within hours of Paul Ryan’s announcement of the American Health Care Act, press releases from disability rights organizations started to appear in my mailboxes and social-media feeds. The messages were consistent. First, the AHCA’s approach to Medicaid reform would end the program as we know it, spiraling millions of disabled Americans into poverty or back into institutions. Second, these advocates warned that too many Americans — including some who are disabled themselves or care for people with disabilities — don’t understand just how important Medicaid has been for improving millions of lives.

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