ThinkProgress: For Americans with Disabilities, Trump's Policies are as Dangerous as His Rhetoric

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ThinkProgress: For Americans with Disabilities, Trump's Policies are as Dangerous as His Rhetoric

Across the country, people with disabilities are continuing to lead the fight for inclusivity and recognition, with the support of their families, advocates, and human services professionals. But under a Trump administration, that fight is going to get a lot harder.

Trump’s mocking of disabled New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski last year has been widely recognized, but his actual policies for people with disabilities are just as terrible. His plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), even without a replacement, is dangerous for the many people with disabilities who now worry about losing their health insurance. His promise to cut Medicaid is also disastrous for the more than 10 million people with disabilities who rely on it in order to to receive services, like community-based care that promotes independent living opportunities and integrated work and community environments. And his record of haphazardly enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the removal of the White House website’s pages on access and inclusion shortly after he came to office, indicate very clearly that people with disabilities are simply not a priority for a Trump administration.

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