Bob’s Blog

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.

Bob Joondeph’s statement on withdrawal of ACA repeal bill

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

Letter to The Oregonian: People with disabilities lose out in the ACA replacement bill

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

More About Next Steps

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