Today, leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives withdrew the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA), legislation designed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), shortly before a vote on the bill was scheduled.
In response, Disability Rights Oregon issued this statement.
Statement from Bob Joondeph, Executive Director, Disability Rights Oregon:
“The House narrowly avoided committing the most intentionally destructive act against Americans with disabilities ever. The health of Americans, and Americans with disabilities in particular, should not be a partisan issue. We urge Congress to put the well-being of our people above party interests and work to improve the health and supports for all.”
About Disability Rights Oregon
Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) has served as Oregon’s Protection & Advocacy System for 40 years, upholding the legal rights of people with disabilities. A statewide non-profit organization based in Portland, DRO’s mission is to promote and defend the rights of individuals with disabilities, including the rights of people with disabilities in jails and prisons. The organization envisions a society in which persons with disabilities have equality of opportunity, full participation and the ability to exercise meaningful choice.