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Monday, November 16, 2020

Biden Can Undo Much of Trump's Damage

In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the issue's role in campaign politics.   In the 2016 campaign, a number of posts discussed Trump's bad record on disability issues more generally.   As his actions as president indicated, he has little use for Americans with disabilities.

Andy Slavitt at USA Today:

Through executive action, Trump has tilted the health care playing field to be increasingly unfair and uneven, particularly to marginalized communities. But what has been done through executive action can be almost entirely undone the same way. The public charge rule discourages immigrants from using their legal benefits. Medicaid work requirements discriminate against low-income people. The administration has also acted to discriminate against transgender Americans and weaken protections for Americans with disabilities. On Day One, Biden should bring all of these to an end — or start the process to undo them.