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== [[File:fist.png | left | 50px | How You Can Resist | link= ]] How You Can Resist ==
*'''Call your member of Congress''' by dialing tel:844-6-RESIST and tell them what you think about their vote on the "American Health Care Act." Find out how your member of Congress voted [https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/04/us/politics/house-vote-republican-health-care-bill.html?_r=0 here].
*'''Find out when''' your Senators and U.S. Representative are holding '''[https://townhallproject.com/ town hall meetings]''' and other [[Upcoming Events/Opportunities]]. Show up and tell them to vote against the "American Health Care Act."
*Click [[Organizations_Working_for_Justice_and_Equity#Health_Care|here]] and [[Organizations_Working_for_Justice_and_Equity#Health_Care_2|here]] to find organizations to get involved with, and [[Organizations_Working_for_Justice_and_Equity#Health_Care_3|here]] for more information and opportunities for online activism.
== Americans with Disabilities Act ==
[http://www.ada.gov The ADA] (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) is a federal civil rights law that is designed to keep disabled people from being discriminated against in [[Consumer Protections / Workers' Rights|jobs]], business, and public programs, including [[Educational Justice|education]].[https://www.ada.gov/ada_intro.htm] Complaints about violations of the ADA are handled by the The US Department of Justice's Civil Rights Divisionhandles complaints about violations of the ADA.[https://www.ada.gov/filing_complaint.htm]
==Employment for People with Disabilities==
[[#Americans with Disabilities Act|The ADA]] forbids discrimination in [[Consumer Protections / Workers' Rights|employment]], but people with disabilities are much less likely than those without disabilities to have jobs (17.5% compared with 65% in 2015).[https://www.bls.gov/news.release/disabl.nr0.htm] Among people available for and looking for work, the unemployment rate of disabled people is more than twice that of non-disabled people (10.7% vs. 5.1%).[https://www.bls.gov/news.release/disabl.nr0.htm]
The Fair Labor Standards Act '''allows employers to pay workers with disabilities less than federal minimum wage'''.[https://www.dol.gov/whd/specialemployment/index.htm] Here is a map that shows where this happens.
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== Health Care ==
 
===Recent Updates===
*5/24/17: The CBO (Congressional Budget Office) has [https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1628aspassed.pdf analyzed] the [[Healthcare|American Healthcare Act (AHCA) ]] and foundthat if the bill were passed:**Older and poorer people will would be hit the hardest by premium increases and loss of services[https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/24/15687500/cbo-ahca-premiums-age]**The savings projected will would be because fewer things will be covered[https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1628aspassed.pdf]
**14 to 23 million more people would be uninsured[https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1628aspassed.pdf]
**Older, low-income people's premiums would be much greater[https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1628aspassed.pdf]
**Cuts to Medicaid will would hurt older and disabled people who count on Medicaid to pay their Medicare premiums[http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/335534-the-american-health-care-act-undermines-medicare]
===Medicaid===
'''10 million Americans with disabilities are currently covered by [[Trumpcare / Obamacare|Medicaid]].'''[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/disability-rights-donald-trump_us_582487fae4b0e80b02cefa2f] Medicaid is the largest health care payer for patients being treated for autism and other developmental disorders.[http://abcnews.go.com/Health/experts-trumpcare-places-autism-disability-coverage-jeopardy/story?id=45990210] The Community First Choice option is expected to end January 1, 2020.[http://www.ancor.org/newsroom/news/leaked-draft-aca-bill-repeals-medicaid-expansion-imposes-capita-caps] Established by the ACA, the CFC program allows states to provide home-based attendant services to the elderly, chronically ill, and people with disabilities. The states that now have an approved CFC program are [[California]], [[Maryland]], [[Montana]], [[Oregon]], and [[Texas]].[https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/hcbs/authorities/1915-k/index.html] The Congressional Budget Office estimates that there will be a '''decrease of approximately $12 billion''' over the next ten years.[https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/americanhealthcareact.pdf]
The [https://www.resistancemanual.org/[Healthcare#Impact_of_Health_Care_Bill_Passed_by_the_House |health care bill (AHCA)]] passed in the House would take $880 billion from Medicaid, which would harm programs and services that help people with disabilities. In-home assistance, physical therapy, and mobility devices are all services that Medicaid provides. Medicaid also provides school districts with technology and counselors to help students with disabilities. It is important to note that Senate Republicans have proposed completely scrapping and re-writing their own approach to health care. Still, these senators do not have a track record of supporting programs like publicly funded health care [https://newrepublic.com/article/142647/trumpcare-turns-back-clock-disability-rights].
==The Olmstead Decision (Community vs. Institutionalization)==

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