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… Continue Reading Bob Joondeph’s statement on withdrawal of ACA repeal bill
Editorials about the work Disability Rights Oregon is doing, and state, local and national disability issues. Written by Disability Rights Oregon Executive Director Bob Joondeph.
The Oregonian published a letter from Bob on March 17. Congress is working quickly to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. There has been wide coverage of the millions of people who will lose health care when the Medicaid expansion population is eliminated. It is equally important, however, to focus on the deep cuts that are slated for those who keep Medicaid coverage.… Continue Reading Letter to The Oregonian: People with disabilities lose out in the ACA replacement bill
In order to learn more about the value of SSI for the families of children with disabilities, we decided to ask them. Continue Reading Stories of families with children on SSI
Oregon’s 2017 legislative session will get underway next Wednesday, February 1. DRO will be there to advocate for issues of importance to the disability community and get you information you need to participate in the process. Continue Reading Welcome to our 2017 Legislative Update
A race to the bottom for seniors and people with disabilities. Continue Reading Medicaid block grants and high risk pools threaten Oregonians with disabilities
Oregon needs to invest more in local, community mental health services. Because of a tight state budget, we can’t continue to serve fewer people in much more expensive state hospital beds. Continue Reading Brown right in closing Junction City Hospital
When you support DRO, you are helping children, adults and families to get the skills, supports and freedoms that they need to thrive. Continue Reading Thank you for your commitment to disability rights
In this election, a presidential candidate openly used and encouraged mockery, rudeness and even violence against minority groups, including people with disabilities. He also won. It’s important for people with disabilities to understand that the new President-elect would not have won if his treatment of women and minorities was not accepted by his supporters. For… Continue Reading More About Next Steps
The elections are over. Your candidates and issues may have won or lost. What we learn is how to go forward, regardless. Continue Reading Where do we go from here?
But when you look at what makes Oregon stand out from other states, it is the neglect of our schools in general and children with disabilities in particular. Continue Reading Mental Health – Oregon Ranks Dead Last