Civil Rights, Disability, and Health Care: Why Doesn't Anyone Care?

Boston Bar Association, Health Law Reporter 5(1), Fall 2009

6 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2015

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Robyn Powell

Stetson University College of Law; Brandeis University - The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Dennis Heaphy

Independent

Date Written: October 2009

Abstract

In light of the recent discussions on national health reform, which so far have not focused on people with disabilities, this article serves as a call to action for the legal community to join in the local efforts to ensure that the civil rights of people with disabilities do not continue to be violated resulting in gross health disparities. This article provides readers with an understanding of a largely overlooked health care crisis through the lens of the disability rights movement.

Keywords: disability, health, civil rights

Suggested Citation

Powell, Robyn and Heaphy, Dennis, Civil Rights, Disability, and Health Care: Why Doesn't Anyone Care? (October 2009). Boston Bar Association, Health Law Reporter 5(1), Fall 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2645359

Robyn Powell (Contact Author)

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

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Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

Brandeis University - The Heller School for Social Policy and Management ( email )

MA
United States

Dennis Heaphy

Independent ( email )

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