Obama Covers Another 44 Million Americans Under Disabilities Act


President Barack Obama signs an Executive Order to increase Federal employment of individuals with disabilities at an event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, at the White House in Washington on July 26, 2010. (UPI/Kevin Dietsch)

There are 26 million Americans with diabetes.
There are at least 3 million Americans who suffer from epilepsy.
2.3 million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder.
More than 13 million Americans suffer from or have suffered from post traumatic stress disorder.

That’s at least 44 million Americans.

Barack Obama just allowed at least another 44 million Americans to be covered under the Disabilities Act including those Americans with diabetes, epilepsy, bipolar disorder and PTSD. Add that to the current number covered under the act and you have at least 84 million Americans who come under the American Disabilities Act. That’s more than one in four Americans who qualify as being disabled.
FOX News reported:

Millions of Americans may be disabled and not even know it, according to some legal experts.

That’s because sweeping new regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offer new guidelines on the issue of how to define “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The ADA, originally passed in 1990 and updated by Congress in 2008, originally defined disability as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.”

When a worker satisfies the definition, employers must provide reasonable accommodations. For years, employers and employees have clashed over who truly qualifies for the sometimes-costly modifications to workplace duties and schedules. Attorney Condon McGlothlen says the new regulations could have a profound impact on that debate.

“Before, perhaps 40 million people were covered by the ADA. That number will increase significantly,” McGlothlen told Fox News. “Some people might even say that a majority of Americans are covered as disabled under the law.”

This is the kind of decision that you would expect from someone who was determined to destroy the US economy. No wonder the state-run media is mostly ignoring this news.

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