Healthcare Discrimination Exists in 2022!

Doctors – Do you hear us?
Nurses – Do you see us?
Insurance Companies – Do you feel our pain?

There are 1.8 billion of us living with disabilities, and that number is growing daily.

It’s been over 30 years since the passage of the ADA act, and yet a new study has shown that some doctors are still harboring biases against people with disabilities*.

Not just being biased against them, but also actively avoiding accepting them as patients as well!

We’re less than 60 days away from 2023, and it’s time to bring empathy and disability awareness to the medical community.

It is long past time for doctors, nurses, and insurance companies to facilitate access to programs and care to protect people with disabilities from being discriminated against in crisis situations.

Taking the extra time to address any barriers a patient may have – attitudinal, physical, communication, or financial – will allow disability inclusion to achieve better health and well-being.

It all begins with adequate education, training, and resources for our healthcare systems and insurers.

Now is the time for us to stand up and collectively ask for a more inclusive system.

A system that doesn’t discriminate or make it harder than necessary to get the healthcare and other services that we need.

The time is now for this global movement.