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Shifting the Conversation: Disability, Disparities and Health Care Reform


Elizabeth Pendo


Saint Louis University - School of Law

July 1, 2011

Florida International Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 400, 2011

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This piece is an invitation to consider health care reform as a political shift in our thinking about the barriers and inequalities experienced by people with disabilities in our health care system. Traditionally, when these issues have been addressed, the predominant approach has been through a civil rights framework, specifically the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) offers a new approach. This essay will outline the barriers to health and health care experienced by people with disabilities, drawing upon my ongoing research into the impact of inaccessible medical equipment. I will then examine the role of civil rights law and of health care reform in addressing those disparities, and recommend the development of these as complementary, rather than competing, approaches.

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Keywords: Disability, Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, Rehabilitation Act, Health care, Health care reform, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, PPACA, ACA, Health care policy, Access to health care, Health disparities, Medical Equipment, Preventative health care

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Date posted: July 8, 2011 ; Last revised: October 19, 2011

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Pendo, Elizabeth, Shifting the Conversation: Disability, Disparities and Health Care Reform (July 1, 2011). Florida International Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 400, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1876558

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Elizabeth Pendo (Contact Author)
Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )
100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
United States
(314) 977-2767 (Phone)

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