All posts by Diane Coleman

Disability Advocates In D.C. Area Needed To Help Protect Medicaid

Not Dead Yet is among many disability organizations that work to protect and expand health care programs for all people. The disability community significantly depends on publicly funded health care. In general, the private insurance industry sees many of us as a drain on their bottom lines. It’s not complex economics, but simple revenue (premiums) … Continue reading Disability Advocates In D.C. Area Needed To Help Protect Medicaid

NDY in National Disability Leadership Alliance: Opposing Cuts To Vital Healthcare

[Editor’s Note: NDY is a member of the Steering Committee of the National Disability Leadership Alliance. The Steering Committee consists of 15 national organizations run by people with disabilities. Below is a press release issued by NDLA in connection with a letter joined by over 200 disability groups opposing Congressional efforts to cut healthcare and … Continue reading NDY in National Disability Leadership Alliance: Opposing Cuts To Vital Healthcare

NDY UK Issues Statement on Assisted Suicide Case Brought By Man with ALS

[Editor’s Note: NDY USA was honored many years ago when Jane Campbell asked if she could start NDY UK. Our sister organization has done incredible work. Here they share their reaction to the case of Noel Conway, a man with motor neuron disease, aka ALS.] NOT DEAD YET UK STATEMENT ON MR NOEL CONWAY’S LEGAL … Continue reading NDY UK Issues Statement on Assisted Suicide Case Brought By Man with ALS

Anita Cameron: The Disability Perspective

A few weeks ago, I went to Albany, the New York state capital, to meet with members of the Senate Minority Caucus to urge them not to support any forthcoming assisted suicide legislation. During the meetings, each legislator and/or staffer was asked had he or she heard stances against assisted suicide from the perspective of … Continue reading Anita Cameron: The Disability Perspective

Disability Advocate Sheryl Grossman Gives Moving Testimony Against Maryland Assisted Suicide Bill

Statement to the House Health ad Government Operations and Judiciary Committees Re: House Bill 370—“End of Life Options Act” Thursday, February 16, 2017 OPPOSE Madam Chair, Delegates, and fellow citizens, I am here today to oppose House Bill 370, the “End of Life Options Act”. My name is Sheryl Grossman. I have a very rare, … Continue reading Disability Advocate Sheryl Grossman Gives Moving Testimony Against Maryland Assisted Suicide Bill