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Why Americans With Disabilities Fear Medicaid Cuts

The Senate’s health-care bill includes changes to the federal program, raising concerns among those who rely on it.

By Jeremy Raff

Jeremy Raff / The Atlantic

July 10, 2017
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On a recent Thursday afternoon, 43 demonstrators were arrested outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office. They shouted “No cuts to Medicaid!” as Capitol Police lifted some from wheelchairs and removed them from the building. The activists were quick to point out that the vans used to transport them were wheelchair accessible, which they attributed to decades of similar direct action.

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