Disability Integration Act Would Prohibit Wait Lists

The Disability Integration Act would prohibit states from imposing waiting lists, cost caps, and other policies which are currently different than those in place for institutional care. 

The bill would ensure that people with disabilities would have the right to access services in their own homes, rather than in an institution. 

“Right now a person who needs long-term services and support has a very limited choice where they can receive services and it’s irrational and expensive,” said U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who introduced the measure, at a recent event with disability advocates. “This bill is ultimately a civil rights bill. At its core it’s about one simple thing, people with disabilities must be treated equally to those without.”

You can read more here: https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2019/01/24/bill-prohibit-waiting-lists-for-community-based-service/25939/



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