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Oregon Crisis Care Plan Harms  People with Disabilities, People of Color & Older Adults Tell Leaders: Our Lives Have Equal Value

Today, a broad coalition of civil rights and advocacy organizations from Oregon sent a letter to the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—a federal agency responsible for enforcing the civil rights of people with disabilities, people of color, and older adults in health care. Continue Reading Oregon Crisis Care Plan Harms  People with Disabilities, People of Color & Older Adults Tell Leaders: Our Lives Have Equal Value

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Disability community helps defeat latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act

Last night, the Senate rejected legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. Below is our response. Statement from Executive Director Bob Joondeph:  Courage. It takes courage to stand in the face of power and announce that you will not be fooled, that you will not be patronized or ignored. It is no small thing… Continue Reading Disability community helps defeat latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act

Groups warn Senators AHCA will harm Oregonians with disabilities

Nine organizations in Oregon concerned about the interests and rights of people with disabilities sent a letter to Senators Wyden and Merkley. The letter urges the Senators to oppose the American Health Care Act (AHCA), and points to the especially devastating impact the bill would have on people with disabilities. Organizations The letter is signed by… Continue Reading Groups warn Senators AHCA will harm Oregonians with disabilities