News and Analysis

Mental Health Parity

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A little-known law requires many insurance plans to give equal treatment to mental health. Mental health and addiction treatment must be covered and paid comparably to physical conditions.

Sidewalk Accessibility and Racial Justice

The fight for accessible sidewalks is becoming a successful movement. This struggle has a long history in the disability community. Longer still, and perhaps less well known to disability rights lawyers, is the history of sidewalk barriers in racial injustice.

“Underlying Conditions”

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"Underlying conditions” are said to complicate deaths like that of George Floyd, a Black man killed by police officers in Minneapolis. “Underlying conditions” are also said to define “vulnerable populations” for Coronavirus exposure. Underlying conditions are, at least often, disabilities. They are also inextricably intertwined with racial disparity.