|For Immediate Release|
May 9, 2002
ADAPT Mother's Day March for Freedom Delivers Message to White House
(Washington, D.C.) First Lady Laura Bush and her mother-in-law, former First Lady Barbara Bush, will receive a Mother's Day Card delivered to the White House in person by 500 ADAPT members on Sunday, May 12. The card, in recognition of their work in advancing literacy and education, and their efforts on behalf of Afghan women, also seeks their support for countless American women who are forced into segregation away from home and family by failed public policy that supports institutions over community.
In addition, according to the AARP and Citizens for Long Term Care;
MiCASSA provides real choice in long term care to women (and men) with disabilities of all ages. It removes the institutional bias in Medicaid that results in the average nursing home resident being a woman over 80 years of age, thus allowing that woman to choose to receive the same services in her own home near family and friends. MiCASSA similarly allows younger people with disabilities to remain in their homes in the community, instead of also being forced into nursing homes and other institutions-something no mother wants for her children of any age.
One More Reason to Assure Home and Community Based Long Term Care Services: "At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent. ..." - Barbara Bush
|54 million Americans have some level of disability, 26 million people have a severe disability. [Current Population Reports. U.S. Department of Commerce - Census Bureau. Aug. 1997 p. 70-61]|
Summary of MiCASSA
The ADAPT Action Report
MiCASSA Questions and Answers
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