Public Policy Posts

Visit our DRW Public Policy page for general information about our Public Policy activity and our positions on disability-related issues.

Below you will find our most recent Public Policy posts:

Senator Baldwins Reforms to Protect Rights of Disabled Airline Passengers Pass Congress

Women in wheelchair trying to transfer to an airplane seat
PRESS RELEASE By U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to include a number of key measures from her Air Carrier Access Amendments Act in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 to protect the rights of disabled airplane passengers and close service gaps that passengers with disabilities frequently encounter in air travel. The reforms included in the legislation passed the House and the Senate and now head to the President…
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DRW Opposes Proposed Federal Effort to Relax Rule Aimed at Assuring Access to Medicaid services

As a disability advocacy organization, we are particularly concerned about how the proposed changes to the Access Rule at 42 CFR 447.203-204 would impact access to needed care for the thousands of people with disabilities who are covered by Medicaid in Wisconsin. We firmly believe that any source of health coverage must ensure access to timely, affordable and high-quality health care that meets the specific needs of people with disabilities; Medicaid is no exception. We urge…
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