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Statement by Hillary Clinton on the Disability Integration Act

April 06, 2016

Wednesday, Hillary Clinton released the following statement on the Disability Integration Act:

As a young lawyer working for the Children's Defense Fund, I started my career fighting for the inclusion of children with disabilities in our schools. And I've never stopped fighting to break down the barriers that hold people with disabilities back. In this campaign, I have committed to improving opportunities for people with disabilities to live in integrated community settings, consistent with the full promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Supreme Court's historic Olmstead decision. As President, I am committed to ensuring that these promises are fulfilled. That is why I support the Disability Integration Act, sponsored by Senator Schumer and co-sponsored by Senators Gillibrand, Casey, Bennet, and Leahy. The bill ensures that states and insurance providers offer home- and community-based services to anybody who needs long-term services and support and is eligible for institutional care, thereby ensuring that people who need support have a choice in how those services are delivered. I am proud to affirm my support for this bill and hope all members of Congress will do so.

Hillary Clinton, Statement by Hillary Clinton on the Disability Integration Act Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/318919

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