Here's how the budget would hurt people with disabilities:
* It breaks the President's promise not to cut
* The budget would force people with disabilities into poverty and hardship. SSI protects the most vulnerable people with disabilities, including children. Most SSI recipients qualify based on a severe disability; 1.1 million children receive SSI for conditions such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disability, and blindness.
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* Enabling people with disabilities to work to their full potential would likely cost, not save, money. For example, it would mean more -- not dramatically less -- Medicaid spending for things like the long-term services and supports that many people with disabilities need to work. Slashing vital supports makes it harder for people with severe illnesses and injuries to get back on their feet.
* Medicaid cuts threaten health care for people with disabilities. Medicaid provides essential care for nearly 9 million people with disabilities, including core health care services, long-term services and supports, and other services that Medicare doesn't cover and that help many low-income people with disabilities stay independent and healthy. The President's budget would cut Medicaid and Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding by
* Deep SNAP cuts would harm people with disabilities. The budget would cut more than
* Housing assistance cuts would leave thousands of people with disabilities without vouchers that help them pay rent. The budget proposes deep cuts in rental assistance for families. Roughly 160,000 fewer households would receive housing vouchers, likely including 88,000 adults with disabilities (some of whom are seniors). Eliminating vouchers would increase homelessness and worsen hardship for people with disabilities.
* The budget eliminates or severely cuts other key programs supporting people with disabilities. It would cut and eliminate, respectively,