(TheRedWire.com) – Democrats would like people to believe the Trump Administration hasn’t done anything good for this country since COVID hit. That ignores the facts he closed borders, ensured the prompt distribution of stimulus checks, and set forces in motion leading to COVID vaccines’ record-breaking development.
But let’s examine how he protected those with disabilities and the changes that are still happening, like the following “Landmark Agreement” negotiated by Health and Human Services (HHS) with the state of Massachusetts:
In a first-of-its-kind settlement, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services say that a state has agreed to change its ways after repeatedly discriminating against parents with #disabilities. https://t.co/1qkHT3iQjk #discrimination #specialneeds
— Disability Scoop (@disabilityscoop) December 1, 2020
President Trump has many accomplishments that aided in empowering, supporting, and protecting disabled Americans. Below are just a few examples:
- Emergency Responses: $3M went to support developing resources for those with extremely low literacy and codifying a national standard to reach disabled persons through emergency response communications.
- Independent Living: 350 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) received direct funding of $85M for prepared meals, essential home items, PPE, transportation to appointments, internet, and access to needed technology specifically to help during the pandemic.
- Ventilator Allocation Discrimination: The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) resolved an issue in April of 2020 with Alabama. The state set guidelines rationing ventilators and excluded those with intense intellectual disabilities until HHS intervened.
Regardless of criticisms leveled at him, the President has done quite a bit for this country in the short time he has served. Perhaps his enlightened policies will see four more years of expansion.
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