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LSA-DN Weekly Update

5 things to know about coronavirus and people with disabilities, feds weigh in on special ed / Medicaid concerns over coronavirus, and UW-Whitewater program for students with intellectual disabilities a first in Wisconsin.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

Lawmakers want nationwide head count to address DSP shortage, FDA bans electrical shock devices used on people with developmental disabilities, and Minnesota advocates seek to abolish subminimum wages for people with disabilities.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

Lutheran Services in America to hold a Hot Topics call featuring Kaiser Family Foundation's Robin Rudowitz, CMS announced a plan that would allow states to use the Medicaid waiver process to fundamentally alter Medicaid, and President Trump hits Medicaid and food stamps in a push to slash domestic spending.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

New Medicaid waivers threaten healthcare coverage for millions, Virginia falls behind on its promises to do more for people with disabilities, and the child care crisis disproportionately affects children with disabilities.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

The LSA-DN Winter Meeting will take place Jan. 29-31 in Atlantic Beach, Florida, Amtrak reverses course on its plan to charge two wheelchair users $25,000, and the Department of Transportation proposes to let airlines ban most "emotional support" animals in airplane cabins.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

A federal appeals court panel in New Orleans dealt another blow to the Affordable Care Act, Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky announced he is rescinding former Gov. Matt Bevin’s executive order on the Medicaid waiver program, and federal prosecutors are investigating whether harmful experiments were carried out on people at a state-run home for Iowans with disabilities.

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