Haddayr Copley-Woods’ commentary hits it out of the ball park:
The people making decisions that will affect our day-to-day lives are people like Missouri’s junior Democratic senator, Claire McCaskill — who said a few months ago that we could save the government “hundreds of billions of dollars” by not “giving free scooters to Medicare beneficiaries who don’t really need them.”
This displays an all-too-common hostility and suspicion toward disabled people, as well as an appalling ignorance about what Medicare does — and this from one of our own public officials.
As a matter of fact, qualifying for a wheelchair of any kind in the United States is an enormously difficult process, even for those of us with private insurance. And the process of qualifying says a lot about how our citizens in general view disabled people.