International News

If you are considering moving to another country because the country you are in isn’t meeting your needs, research carefully. Make sure you will still have accessibility through language, medical benefits and supportive legislation. Make sure financially you will do as well (perhaps better) than where you are now.

And be aware, in many places politics change from time-to-time. International moves are huge for many of us, and it stinks to get somewhere only to find out what you really need isn’t there. I’ve added news clips from various countries as I find them to help understand the local environs. I hope it is helpful.

Australia

Federal budget: Medicare levy and taxes to fully fund National Disability Insurance Scheme, theguardian. 5.9.17

European Union

United Kingdom

United States

State Variation in Medicaid Per Enrollee Spending for Seniors and People with DisabilitiesKaiser Family Foundation. 5.01.17

With Accounts for Disabled People, Fidelity Makes a Splash in Growing Market.” Boston Business Journal. 5.16.17

Relatively little is spent trying to understand the types and amount of services people need, as well as the services they actually end up getting or the outcomes of them, by Amy Wallace, United Press Intl (UPI), 5.24.17

The Trump Budget Cuts Disability Benefits. That Will Hurt Trump Counties, by Haley Sweetland Edwards,Chris Wilson, TIME, 5.25.17

Outcry Over EpiPen Prices Hasn’t Made Them Lower, by Charles Duhigg, New York Times, 6.4.17

Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability, by Alex Smith, npr WBEZ, 6.13.17

Police killings: the price of being disabled and black in America, by David Perry, the guardian, 6.22.17

Lewis, Hoyer, Clyburn, Conyers and Brady Reintroduce Voter Empowerment Act, Steny Hoyer, 6.23.17

Tight job market is good for felons, people with disabilities and others who are hard to employ. But can it last?, by Don Lee, Los Angeles Times, 6.26.17

Americans with disabilities still can’t land jobs, by Aimee Picchi, CBS MoneyWatch, 6.26.17

Sheltered workshops are fading away, along with a job Chris Cook had for 25 years, by Elizabeth Simpson, The Virginian-Pilot, 7.3.17

For Millions, Life Without Medicaid Services Is No Option, by Abby Goodnough, The New York Times, 7.1.17

Wyden, Boozman, Brown Push for Tactile Feature on Paper Currency for Americans who are Blind or Visually Impaired, Ron Wyden, 7.6.17