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Health Care for Americans with Disabilities after ADA

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by MeSci, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    from NEJM:

    Health Care for Americans with Disabilities — 25 Years after the ADA
    Georgina Peacock, M.D., M.P.H., Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., and Thomas R. Harkin, J.D.

    N Engl J Med 2015; 373:892-893 September 3, 2015

    Twenty-five years ago, on July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), designed to meet four goals for people with disabilities: equal opportunity, full participation in the community, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency. This landmark civil rights law aimed to prevent employment discrimination and give equal access to public and private services for all people with disabilities. At the signing ceremony, Bush exclaimed, “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.”

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