NEW YORK, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association applauds President Obama for his fiscal policy remarks addressing the needs of our community and all people with disabilities.
United Spinal, the single, largest membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and disorders nationwide, supports the President's commitment to protecting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that impact the lives of tens of millions of Americans.
"On behalf our membership, I want to thank the President for acknowledging that maintaining and enhancing the quality of the lives of people with disabilities is of paramount importance when considering the nation's fiscal policies," said Paul J. Tobin, president and CEO of United Spinal Association.
About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.
SOURCE United Spinal Association