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Deborah Glick, candidate for State Assembly (66th Assembly District, Manhattan)


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Candidate Name: Deborah Glick

Phone: 212-684-3191

Assembly District: 66

 

  1. Please describe any experience with disability you have had in your life or career.

    For several years, serious back problems which made walking difficult when experiencing an acute episode.
     

  2. Is your campaign headquarters accessible to persons with disabilities? If you are an incumbent, is your district office accessible to persons with disabilities?

    Campaign office is but we're not using it as a volunteer space. District Office is [accessible].
     

  3. How will you incorporate people with disabilities into your campaign?

    Not having an active campaign.
     

  4. Are you willing to hire and use flex-time and job-sharing if necessary?

    Have in the past.
     

  5. What will you do to reverse the negative impact of recent decisions in Federal Courts which are undercutting the powers of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities in New York State? How would you change the laws of New York State to protect the rights of its citizens with disabilities?

    Work with Governor and Attorney General to ensure Federal rules don't restrict availability to protect rights.
     

  6. Timothy's Law was designed to end health insurance discrimination by enacting parity in coverage for people with biologically-based psychiatric disabilities. To address cost concerns raised by small businesses, the agreement directs the state Superintendent of Insurance to develop a methodology that would hold businesses with 50 or fewer employees harmless from any increase in insurance premiums that result from this measure. It also requires the state Insurance Department and the Office of Mental Health to conduct a two year study to determine the effectiveness and impact of mental health parity legislation in New York and other states. What would you do to help small business?

    We need single payer universal with parity for physical & mental health.
     

  7. Under Kendra's Law, a state-funded Medicaid grants program has been established to provide medications for eligible individuals with a psychiatric disability upon release or discharge from institutions. This will help eliminate some of the problems associated with the Medicaid coverage gap. Do you support Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility legislation which would eliminate the standard 45 days without coverage, and thus without access to treatment?

    Yes.
     

  8. Disabled children in grades K-12 are entitled to receive a "free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment," but there have been major problems. Most often, schools are not physically accessible and not accommodating their students' needs. What do you propose to correct this problem?

    Increase the number of local schools without barriers as part of state money used correct Campaign for Fiscal Equity capital shortfall - Major player in this is now the Mayor since Department of Education answers to him alone.
     

  9. Despite Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, students with disabilities face problems when pursuing higher education. These statutes do not specify how students should request accommodations or assistance in asserting their rights under the law. Will you support a fully funded office of disability services on each SUNY and CUNY campus to assist students with disabilities in securing accommodations?

    Yes.
     

  10. What is your position on expanding DRIE (Disabled Rent Increase Exemption) to be the same as SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption) to low-income, eligible persons with disabilities under the age of 62 on the same basis and income level (currently the SCRIE's income cap is $25,000, while DRIE's is $17,000)?

    There should be parity.
     

  11. Do you support the extension of Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) to low-income persons with disabilities regardless of age? What would you do to ensure this?

    Yes.
     

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