The Disability Integration Act (DIA), This potential disability policy, will strengthen the Olmstead Decision. Supreme Court decision was based on accommodating people with mental disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community in which they live.
The DIA a is bipartisan legislation that people with disabilities have the right to receive to live independently and receive services in there home. Senators Chuck Schumer (D -NY) and Corey Gardner (R- CO) as well as Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) support this potential policy.
Some key components of the act is that every person that is eligible for long-term care services has a federally protected right to live in the most integrated setting and have as much control as possible over a person's services and supports in order to live independently successfully.
The bill gives Long-Term Care Services and insurance providers the ability to deliver services to people with disabilities with broad latitude. This is done without wasteful government spending.
The bill also includes comprehensive planning that includes affordable, accessible, integrated independent of service of other services.