Source: New York TIimes

Special Education in America will be impacted gravely by the newly proposed American Health Care Act.

The AHCA will remove funds for Medicaid, which in turn will affect thousands of students across the country will special education needs.

School programs rely on Medicaid to provide costly services for students with special needs, which the new health care bill threatens to remove funding for.

These services include anything from special accommodations for students to function and thrive in the classroom, such as assistance for hearing and vision, or services to facilitate learning, such as technology or specialists and therapists.

“If he understood, he would protect it, because this isn’t Republicans and Democrats. It’s just kids,” said special education coordinator, Vickie Glenn, of Trump’s proposed bill to remove $880 billion in funding for Medicaid under the new health care bill.

Read full story at: New York Times

 

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How the New AHCA Will Affect Special Education in America