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Eliminating the Medical Expense Deduction Will Harm People Who Are Chronically Ill

By Lauren S. Marinaro, Esq., November 2017 / House Republicans have introduced their plan to reform the tax code. The legislation calls for ending the medical expense deduction (MED). NAELA anticipates this proposed change will cause major disruption

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Ending Our Shameful Segregation of Persons with Disabilities

By Jason A. Frank, CELA, CAP, June 2016 / NAELA supports care in the community and the greatest amount of independence possible for persons of any age with disabilities.

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Veterans Face Losing Long-Term Care Lifeline Because of VA Proposed Rule

By Victoria Collier, CELA, March 2015 / After the revelations and outrage about long wait times and false recordkeeping that may have led to Veterans dying in a Phoenix Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital, you might be surprised to ...

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

By Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek, CAP, July 2013 / After the revelations and outrage about long wait times and false recordkeeping that may have led to Veterans dying in a Phoenix Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital, you might be surprised to .

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