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Congress Abandons Disability Community in COVID Deal

ASAN is furious that, ten months into the pandemic, Congress has yet again failed to provide any emergency funding for the home and community-based services to keep people with disabilities out of dangerous congregate settings. While the just-passed COVID relief package includes funding for unemployment insurance, SNAP, and other...

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Medical Rationing Complaint Filed by ASAN and Partners Resolved

This statement is available as a PDF here. RESOLUTION OF FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT RAISES THE BAR IN PROHIBITING MEDICAL DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC For Immediate Release June 26, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil...

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Congress must do more for disability community re: COVID-19

Congress has voted on a third bill to address the impact of COVID-19. The $2 trillion bill includes some small pieces for people with disabilities, but fails to recognize the full needs of our community. People with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19; not only by the virus itself,...

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ASAN & Partners Challenge WA’s Discriminatory COVID-19 Plan

SEATTLE – As COVID-19 cases increase, the experience in other countries and predictions of U.S. health officials is that there will not be enough acute care services or equipment, such as ventilators, to meet the demand of patients with the virus who require intensive treatment.  Health care professionals in...

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ACTION ALERT—Congress: Include People with Disabilities in COVID-19 Relief!

As disability right advocates, you’ve made countless calls to your elected officials. You know how to make your voice heard. Now, we need you to do something different: use email and social media to tell your members of congress, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Kevin McCarthy that...

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