In This Issue
Health Care Reform
People with disabilities need health care reform. Here are some of the reasons why:
Do the current health care bills respond to these issues? Yes and no. The following summaries and analyses help clarify the answers:
What can you do?
And as a tribute to Senator Ted Kennedy, write to your Senators and Congresspeople to tell them (and please personalize):
In honor of Senator Kennedy, stand firm on health care for all, including:
"...the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."
Senator Edward M. Kennedy, 1980
Read the health care reform bills:
NCIL Position Paper on Universal Health Coverage and scroll down to Position Papers
In California - Disability Health Coalition
Understanding the Health Care Needs and Experiences of People with Disabilities: Findings from a 2003 Survey, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
B. Altman and A. Bernstein, Disability and Health in the United States, 2001–2005 (Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 2008)
Combined Federal Campaign #11944
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