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NDY Release: Disability Advocates Protest American Health Care Act

[Note: This is NDY’s version of ADAPT’s Press Release, slightly revised to include a quote from Anita Cameron, who joined other disability activists for these protests.] Contacts: Bruce Darling: (585) 370-6690 Anita Cameron (720) 413-9064 Disability Advocates Protest Senate Leader Over Cuts to Medicaid for Millions of Elderly and Disabled Americans (June 22, 2017, Washington D.C.) Today, … Continue reading NDY Release: Disability Advocates Protest American Health Care Act

Anita Cameron: American Health Care Act and Doctor Prescribed Suicide

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is dangerous for people with disabilities. If passed, among other things, it will most likely eliminate affordable insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, cut $834 billion from Medicaid over ten years (most people with disabilities, including seniors, rely on Medicaid for personal care, long-term care services and supports … Continue reading Anita Cameron: American Health Care Act and Doctor Prescribed Suicide

John Kelly Examines Legislators’ Arguments Leading to Victory in Maine

Not Dead Yet testimony featured in defeat of Maine assisted suicide bill The situation was tense. The Maine State Senate had pulled off a stunner by passing assisted suicide bill LD 347 by a vote of 16-15. We were nervous because two years ago, it was the Senate that saved the day by stopping a … Continue reading John Kelly Examines Legislators’ Arguments Leading to Victory in Maine

Four Years After His Death, Disabled 8-Year-Old’s Death in Organ Donation is Under Investigation

The LA Times is reporting that the  death of a disabled 8-year-old boy in 2013 is currently under investigation by Los Angeles police and the DA office. Back in 2013, Cole Hartman’s father found his son with his head submerged in their washing machine. Cole went into cardiac arrest, but paramedics were able to resuscitate him. … Continue reading Four Years After His Death, Disabled 8-Year-Old’s Death in Organ Donation is Under Investigation

Delaware NDY’s Daniese McMullin-Powell: Testimony Against Assisted Suicide Bill

Photo: Red-haired woman sitting in wheelchair with legs crossed, holding leash with service dog sitting next to her. House Health and Human Development Committee   June 7, 2017 Daniese McMullin-Powell, Delaware Not Dead Yet OPPOSE HB 160, End of Life Options Doctors will be prescribing barbiturates with instructions to ingest 100 pills on an empty stomach … Continue reading Delaware NDY’s Daniese McMullin-Powell: Testimony Against Assisted Suicide Bill