Wednesday, June 13, 2012

United Spinal to "Roll on Capitol Hill"

On June 25-26, United Spinal's "Roll on Capitol Hill" will take place in Washington, D.C. to bring the need for better access to health care and wheelchairs that directly impact the health of people with disabilities. United Spinal views recent funding cutbacks, proposed changes to Medicaid and Medicare which limit the ability of people with disabilities to get the appropriate wheelchair or therapy for their needs, and new managed care programs as a threat to equal rights for people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
In order to address these issues, United Spinal's "Roll on Capitol Hill" will consist of a legislative policy conference on June 25 and a day full of congressional visits on June 26. Educating the decision-makers about the needs of people with disabilities and on the ways in which new, restrictive health care policies may limit the independence of people with disabilities will be paramount at "Roll on Capitol Hill".

To read more about this story, check out the following link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/united-spinal-to-roll-on-capitol-hill-voices-aim-to-impact-federal-health-care-policy-2012-06-12

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