1990 was an important year...the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips was the top single on the Billboard Charts, and the Tennessee Disability Coalition was formed.
WITH PROGRAMS, POLICY, AND PURPOSE,
WE ARE CREATING A SOCIETY THAT VALUES, INCLUDES,
AND SUPPORTS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
TennCare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) propose integrating the Medicaid Long-Term Supports and Services they provide. As with any change, this will bring a number of opportunities and challenges.
Tennessee has issued revised guidance prohibiting healthcare providers from discriminating against people with disabilities even when public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic necessitate rationing of scarce resources.