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Do You Know What The Disability Integration Act Is?

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. It outlawed discrimination against people with disabilities in the workplace, on public transportation and in government activities, and it went a long way toward evening out the playing field for people living with disabilities. However, there were still some blind spots in the law, so activists and lawmakers have put their heads together and come up with the Disability Integration Act (DIA), but what holes in the ADA does this new bill fill? Do You Know What The Disability Integration Act Is? There are over 1.4 million Americans living in nursing homes right now, and federal officials believe that many of these people could actually live and function at home or in their community. So what’s stopping these people from returning to their communities to live? Their government medical benefits. Right now, Medicaid gives priority to nursing homes…
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