White House To Address Disability Concerns In Online Event
White House officials will answer questions from the public about disability issues during a virtual town hall meeting Thursday.
The live event on Disability.gov from 1 to 2 p.m. EST will feature three Obama administration officials responding to questions submitted in advance on everything from employment to health care, housing and education.
The town hall will offer people from across the country a chance to pose questions to some of the same White House advisers who have been meeting with advocacy groups in recent days to hear about the impact that Medicaid has on people with disabilities and their families.
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Kareem Dale, who serves as special assistant to the president for disability policy, is expected to participate in addition to Jeffrey Crowley, senior adviser on disability policy, and Rebecca Cokley, director of priority placement in the Office of Presidential Personnel.
The question and answer opportunity is part of a broader White House effort to engage directly with Americans affected by disability issues. Since December, the administration has hosted monthly calls open to stakeholders nationwide to discuss issues of importance to the disability community.
Questions for the virtual town hall can be submitted online through Wednesday at 6 p.m. EST.