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Posted at 2:45 PM ET, 04/27/2010

Disabled protest for more in-home care

By Washington Post editors

Dozens of disabled protesters, mostly in wheelchairs, are demanding that more federal funding goes to in-home care services.

Demonstrators gathered outside the offices of the American Health Care Association on Tuesday afternoon. Organizer Mike Oxford says they want to expand care options covered by Medicaid to go beyond nursing homes.

The group was organized by ADAPT, an organization that advocates for people with disabilities, sometimes with civil disobedience.

Many D.C. police on bicycles, motorcycles and on foot surrounded the area. They blocked L Street as the protesters glided one-by-one down the road.

-- Associated Press

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By Washington Post editors  | April 27, 2010; 2:45 PM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  American Health Care Association, Disability, Home care, Nursing home  
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