Congress is Devaluing People with Disabilities By Not Moving the Disability Integration Act Forward!

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We need your help! Americans with Disabilities are regularly forced into nursing homes or other institutional settings against their will simply because they need help with some tasks. Americans with Disabilities can and should receive services and supports in their OWN HOMES and not institutional settings. The Disability Integration Act (HR. 555) would help Americans with Disabilities to live in freedom by requiring insurance companies to cover services and supports in a person’s home rather than a nursing home if the person chooses to stay at home.

This bill has a lot of support! Over 800 organizations across our Nation support the Disability Integration Act (http://www.disabilityintegrationact.org/dia-supporter-list/). The bill also has 155 cosponsors in the House but House Leadership is refusing to move the bill forward!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Call or email the following people:

Nancy Pelosi – Speaker of the House
Staffer: Wendell Primus
Telephone: 202-225-4965
Email: Wendell.Primus@mail.house.gov

Steny Hoyer – House Majority Leader
Staffer: Charlene MacDonald
Telephone: 202-225-4131
Email: charlene.macdonald@mail.house.gov

Frank Pallone – Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee
Staffer: Roberto Sada
Telephone: 202-225-4671
Email: Roberto.Sada@mail.house.gov

During your call or in your email, identify who you are and ask for the following:

1.      Cosponsor the Disability Integration Act (HR. 555)
2.      Have a hearing on the Disability Integration Act
3.      Ask for an expedited CBO Score of the bill
4.      Schedule a markup of the bill so it can go to the floor for a vote before summer recess!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND ADVOCACY! TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS!