Survey: People with disabilities still face discrimination five years after Olmstead
Commemorating the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision, which protects disabled people from being institutionalized against their will, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a health poll to survey Americans' views of disability.
About 65% of those surveyed said there is discrimination against people with disabilities in this country today, and 40% said that the U.S. healthcare system either "very" or "somewhat" often treats people unfairly based on physical disability.
More than 90% of those polled support governmental reforms to help the disabled, and 75% say government leaders should address how to help families with the cost of long-term care for the elderly or disabled.
To read the survey, visit www.kff.org/healthpollreport/CurrentEdition/feature/index.cfm.