Trump Administration pushes 57 Million Disabled aside for profits

Americans Disabilities Act Violator
Trump does this to disabled veterans

The Trump Administration has been at war with the disabled since the day he first was sworn into office. One of his very first acts as President was to stop hiring over 650,000 disabled veterans who apply for Federal Jobs. The Assault on the disabled by his administration continues with amendments submitted by his loyalist in Congress designed to weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1993.

Today DSHE learned that Education Secretary Betsy DeVoe has rescinded over 73 Documents which clarifies the rights of disabled students and their parents. After eight years of a President who understood that disabled Americans had something to offer the rest of America, it is hard to understand just what this president is doing to reverse all the gains disabled made under President Obama. Is this what he means when he says make America great Again. He means sending the disabled back to the horrendous mental asylums aka poor houses of the 1920s. He means lobotomizing schizophrenics because we don’t understand them, he means incarcerating more disabled veterans with PTSD because we already 300,000 plus disabled veterans in American jails and prisons. President Trump has decided to throw 57 million people under the bus for profit for big corporations who see our right to telework as costing them funds or the right to ramps for vets without legs. The Trump administration in one year has reversed the gains of 37 years of disability advocacy for fair and equitable treatment.

We cannot be silent any longer or lose any more rights. He supports the rights of gun owners to shoot and kill if they feel threatened but not the right of assembly or the press. He says he supports free speech for people like Richard Spencer but consider African American Free Speechers “Black Lives Matters” as terrorist while saying the KKK are not terrorists. Jeff Sessions wants to roll back the gains we made in getting medical marijuana in all 50 States, wanting to prosecute States who enforce our right to medicine that help PTSD.

Our rights as disabled are under assault what is our plan. Organize, Organize, Organize. What do we mean by that. Everyone who is American and can read our words needs to call, write, fax, email their Representative in the House of Representative and the Two Senators from each State. We need to demand that they stay strong and oppose any negative changes to disabled Americans right to employment, housing, low cost medical care, and a legal system that recognizes disability needs help not a 6 x 8 cell and free labor to pay for being disabled and incarcerated. Stop trying to bankrupt Social Security and treating it like it is a bank.

Mr. Trump a little lesson you should learn. If you spend your time as President trying to over turn or rescind every law and rule passed by the previous president you will never have any accomplishments of your own to brag about. So what about doing some good for the average American who has one parent in a rest home and the other at home with Alzheimers, give us a break and support us not CIGNA, AAMA, or any of the other billion dollar firms you represent in Congress because you do not represent us, you do not even see yourself as one of us.

There is no “red carpet like you have never seen” in America for you because every thing you do helps China and Russia gain more of what America had in the world. Even China does not attack its disabled anymore maybe you could learn something from them.

In conclusion you can see DSHE is angry and no longer quiet about what is happening to the largest majority minority in America. Disabled Lives Matter because we are Everyone Lives Matter too. Stop you heinous assault on those who need your protection. If you want to be known as being better than President Obama do more for the people otherwise you are the Corporations Racist President who also hates the disabled like mocking the reporter. We disabled will never forget you and we write books, plays, movies, and document our suffering. You will never be forgotten for what you have done to disabled Americans Civil Rights. Stop the Assault on our lives and you may be forgiven!

AHCA is Discrimination against the Disabled

How can members of the Senate plan to pass a bill that leaves 57 million people paying more for health insurance and in fact will cost 15-25 million of those disabled Americans to lose their coverage because of “Pre Existing” Conditions. This assault on the health of Americans goes beyond that because according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that under the House bill, such changes would cut Medicaid spending by $834bn over 10 years, and lead to 23 million fewer people having insurance coverage.

The Guardian went on to state “The Senate healthcare plan, like the House bill that narrowly passed last month, would phase out Medicaid expansion under the ACA, under which 31 states and the District of Columbia added more than 11 million low-income adults to the program.”

Furthermore according to the Guardian “Medicaid is the nation’s largest public insurance program, providing health benefits to nearly 74 million Americans including low-income adults and children, seniors and people with disabilities. It has unparalleled reach: about half of all babies are born on Medicaid and four in 10 children are covered by Medicaid or its sister benefit, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.”

Just what does taking away the ACA protections for disabled persons with Pre-Existing conditions. It means no more transfer to other insurers because a disabled person need payments for cancer medicines when their current policy reaches its caps. According to the AAPD ( American Association of People with Disabilities) “The AHCA gives states the power to decide whether or not they will provide coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. When states had the option to expand Medicaid, many did not take it and left millions of people with disabilities uncovered or with insufficient coverage to live independently. It is likely that many of these same states will opt to leave people with pre-existing conditions without coverage. Proponents of the AHCA argue that it provides $8 billion for states to set up high-risk pools to cover those with pre-existing conditions who are unable to find affordable coverage on the open market. This pool of funding is inadequate to guarantee affordable coverage.

Furthermore, the AHCA would slash Medicaid funding by over $800 billion and end Medicaid expansion, leaving states with the option to provide less coverage to existing Medicaid recipients, reduce the number of people who receive Medicaid, or both. The AHCA would also reduce or eliminate essential health benefits (including prescription drugs, mental health services, rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices, and more).

Unfortunately, it is difficult to gauge the full impact of the bill that was passed because the House voted on it without waiting for an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a nonpartisan federal agency that provides budget and economic information to Congress. The CBO analysis of an earlier version of the AHCA estimated that 24 million people could lose their health insurance within ten years.”

DSHE formally opposes any healthcare plan to change the pre-existing conditions protections of the Affordable Care Act. But unfortunately by the time anyone reads this the Senate which only needs 50 votes will have passed the bill. We can only hope the 4 Republican holdouts are given what they want to get the AHCA passed.

I will leave you with what one person said to the Guardian “My story is so many other people’s story,” Merlino said. “This new bill they’ve come out out with, it targets poor people and you never know when you were going to be that poor person. “I didn’t know. I had a very good job and suddenly I was making below the poverty level. You never know when you’re going to become that person with a pre-existing condition without the ACA rules.”