Bipartisan infrastructure pitch gains steam on Capitol Hill, feds launch hotline to help people with disabilities access COVID-19 vaccines, and Supreme Court’s ACA ruling is a win for common sense.
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Ed Department wants feedback on discipline of students with disabilities, California bill to end subminimum wage for workers with disabilities passes Senate, and UZURV and Accessible Avenue announce partnership for expanding on-demand transit for people with disabilities.
Senate confirms Biden pick to lead CMS, Medicaid expansion fight resurfaces in states, and there’s a workforce crisis in human services that funding alone can’t fix.
Stimulus funds earmarked for disability services remain in limbo, Pennsylvania creates a call center for people with disabilities to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and the pandemic further amplifies the extraordinary pressures on direct support professionals.
President Biden's plan omits major health care measures pushed by Democrats, Missouri Senate votes down funding for Medicaid expansion, and new research suggests the government is ignoring recommendations on autism funding.
Sanders and Bowman push Biden to bolster the Supplemental Security Income program for people with disabilities, groups push for easier student loan relief for the disabled, and Maryland organization helps people with disabilities find jobs.
President Biden seeks $400 billion to buttress long-term care, Colorado will finally get hundreds off the waitlist for disabilities services, and why people with disabilities now have better chance of landing a job.
Feds ramp up vaccine access for people with disabilities, Nebraska advances unemployment benefit for family caregivers, and how people with disabilities are accessing the coronavirus vaccine in Connecticut.
The Biden administration waives a rule for disabled borrowers, people with intellectual disabilities in Kansas can get COVID vaccination help from a new website, and how policymakers can counter the harm and injustice from misperceptions of people with disabilities that lead to low-quality care.
Waiting lists may be eliminated for disability services provided by Medicaid, disability rights advocates question Kentucky policy on COVID vaccines, and a lockdown silver lining for workers with disabilities.