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Plan May Make it Harder to Get Healthcare for Disabled

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by Robyn Powell

Can you imagine going to your doctor’s office and not being able to get on the examination table because it is too high? Or not being weighed throughout your entire pregnancy because your primary care physician does not have a wheelchair-accessible scale? Unfortunately, these examples are the stark reality for people with disabilities. Notwithstanding advancements in disability rights, people with disabilities still do not enjoy full and equal access to health care—and recent moves by the Trump administration may make that situation even worse.

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