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US Disability Groups Push for Equality in Covid-19 Response

Expand The picture shows the emblem of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. © Tim Brakemeier/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images As experts warn that the Covid-19 pandemic could overwhelm emergency rooms across the United States, some state policies on emergency care have come under scrutiny for potentially discriminating against people with disabilities. Disability rights groups have begun challenging some of them. On March 24, the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program filed a complaint with the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights challenging…

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