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October 2020

 

 

ELECTION 2020A Look At Candidates On Disability

Election Day is but a month away. Each party has its own plan of action. And the two platforms are distinctly different. Republicans are using the same platform that they had in 2016. In terms of disability-related issues, analyzing the difference between the two is akin to the pro- verbial comparison of apples with oranges.
Non-Discrimination
Democrats stated that they oppose any effort to weaken enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will work to continue non-discrimination in access to health care, building on the protections for people with disabilities enshrined in the Affordable Care Act. They will ensure aggressive enforcement of the integration man- date affirmed in the Olmstead decision, regarding discrimination against people with mental disabilities. “We will rigorously enforce non-discrimination protections for people with disabilities in healthcare, employment, education and housing and ensure equal access to the ballot box,” the platform reads.


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