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  • New Law Could Force States to Let People With Disabilities Live Independent Lives

    By Kit O'Connell, Truthout | Report

    The Disability Integration Act, introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, could force states to prioritize accessible housing and community-based services instead of nursing homes. (Photo: ProPublica)The Disability Integration Act, introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, could force states to prioritize accessible housing and community-based services instead of nursing homes. (Photo: Dan Nguyen / ProPublica)

    If enacted, the Disability Integration Act would pick up where the Americans with Disabilities Act leaves off by forcing states to prioritize accessible, community living over institutions. Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities are placed in nursing homes, where their movement may be highly restricted.

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