It's appalling that 216,000 disabled workers make less than minimum wage.
Harming the disabled is no way for Congress to reform the budget.
And what more needs to be done.
By supporting the so-called chained CPI, Obama would increase the cost of living for people who rely on Social Security.
Disabled Americans owe Tom Harkin an enormous debt of gratitude. There will never be another like him.
Hold the applause: Extending the payroll tax cuts is a bad deal for nearly 9 million disabled Americans who rely on Social Security Disability Insurance for survival.
The biggest losers in the deals over tax cuts and stimulus payments are people with disabilities and older Americans who rely on Social Security.
States must halt their assaults on the elderly and people with disabilities.
Facing an economic crunch, more than half the states in the country have opted for cruelty. They are slashing crucial services, such as providing meals or paying for home health care or housecleaning for those who need assistance.
Today, July 26, I celebrate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). I only wish it fully lived up to its promise.
The proposal contains important elements that could improve the lives of many disabled Americans. But the thrust of the overall proposal seems so wrongheaded that passing it as is may do more harm than good in the long run.
President Obama’s decision to create a commission on how to cut so-called entitlement programs is ominous news for millions of people with disabilities.
Congressional leaders should not be looking to finance health care reform on the backs of people with disabilities.
Hard economic times are even harder when you have a disability. But poverty and disability don’t have to be synonymous — if we design our policies well.
Many Americans who require the daily assistance of others to live in our homes and communities must turn to Medicaid for help covering the cost of that care. But first we usually have to impoverish ourselves just to become eligible.
This June 22, many people with disabilities should be celebrating the 10th anniversary of our independence day.