WASHINGTON – The Arc is once again fighting to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from repeated attacks in the courts. This time, during a global pandemic that has underscored the importance of the ACA and the need to preserve all of its provisions for the many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who rely […]
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Amicus brief explaining the heightened risks to people with disabilities and older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic in case challenging Wisconsin’s stay-at-home order.
The Arc, The Arc Wisconsin, and over thirty Wisconsin and national disability and aging advocacy organizations, represented by the law firm Munger Tolles & Olson, have filed an amicus brief with the Wisconsin Supreme Court explaining the significantly heightened risks to people with disabilities and older adults of experiencing life-threatening consequences from COVID-19. These heightened […]
HHS-OCR Complaints regarding illegal disability discrimination in medical care that is putting the lives of people with disabilities at imminent risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Physician-assisted suicide must be prohibited for people with intellectual disability1 (ID) due to the inherent risk of undue influence. ISSUE Physician-assisted suicide occurs when a physician provides a medical means for death, usually a prescription for a lethal amount of medication that the patient takes on his or her own2. As the nation, individual states, […]