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What policies will you propose to address the opioid crisis without eliminating pain management options for those who live with chronic pain?

Alternative pain management options can be sought for opoid users. I will not introduce policies to loosing opoid regulation but promoting information access on alternatives options is good.

Would your proposed policies account for the needs of some individuals to utilize both medical marijuana and pain medication in different facets of their treatment? If so, how?

Medical use is allowed in Florida and it treats symptoms without the concerns of being high as that element is removed. The level of pain management medication and type should be doctor advised prescription and will not be intervened on by my policies.

What changes will you make to ensure that people who require pain management services can access and receive services that center their individualized needs?

Stricter opoid regulation maybe accessed by me but doctor justified true patients should be allowed to pursue medical needs unhindered as they maybe hampered now.

Do you plan to address the disparity in equitable pain management treatment experienced by those in the Black, Indigenous and People of Color or multiply marginalized communities? If so, how?

It is a disparity in medical access and I will address that by promoting more healthcare for Floridan's. I will push to Vote Yes on accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid etc. That our current governor rejected. They alloted free funds should be accepted.

What policies would you implement to ensure people with disabilities receive comprehensive, high quality, and equitable mental health services and insurance coverage?

Expanding healtncare as I previously stated.

Share your thoughts on co-responder programs (mental health & law enforcement joint response to mental health crises).

They are great and should be more available.

How would you work to eliminate the disproportionate connection between being disabled and becoming entangled in the criminal justice system as opposed to being given necessary and equitable mental health treatment?

Grants for city funding of homeless and mental health information on resources intiatives that lead to reduction of negative outcomes.

In your opinion, what can be done to identify and mitigate disability bias in the treatment of mental health? How would you work to address this?

As previously stated grants for increased outreach with resource information and clear outcomes helps.

What policies would you propose to encourage public investment in improving accessibility and implementing universal design?

Grants for business infrastructure with accessible design. Honestly all businesses need an accessible bathroom, entry, and parking but costs can be prohibitive so let's target pre-ADA law built structures with Tier 1 first eligible business grants and then others with round 2 Tier 2 3 months later grants.

What policies or incentives will you promote to encourage private business owners to make their buildings accessible?

Previous stated Grants and knowledge of housing grants.

How can housing data be utilized to better account for the needs of people with disabilities and to promote increasingly accessible living spaces?

Cluster locations like group homes, ICFs, independent living apartments and nursing home can be targeted for infrastructure accessibility grants.

What policies would you implement to provide people with disabilities with equitable access to upward economic opportunity?

Right to Work policy to promote tax reduction/credits for businesses hiring disenfranchised groups (Veterans, minorities, women, disabilities)

What changes to the current social safety net would you propose to implement a more all-encompassing framework that allows people with disabilities to receive needed services that are not currently covered by private or employer-based insurance, such as personal care and other uncovered assistance they may require, while not limiting the ability to pursue economic opportunity? If so, how?

As previously stated I will expand healthcare, protect social security and Medicare, and access expanding healthcare policies to be more inclusive.

How would you work to promote and incentivize equal opportunity for those with disabilities in employment?

Previously stated Right to Work policy I'd pursue

How would you propose to address the barriers that unequitable access to transportation create to economic opportunity for those with disabilities?

Knowledge of bus options and use methods need to be promoted the brevard SCAT and Volusia business systems cattery fairly well to those with disabilities but knowledge of access is low.

What policies will you propose to better protect the rights of parents with disabilities and to ensure they have needed supports?

Repeal the Florida Free Kill law and promote information access. Connecting primary health providers to social workers to resources needs to be developed more. This will help greatly with supports.

Research shows that removing a child from their parents should only be used as a last resort. How might you work to ensure this standard is adhered to equally when parents with disabilities are involved and adaptation isn’t conflated with neglect or abuse?

I will be objective

What policies would you propose to further address bias against parents with disabilities among child protection workers?

Improving information is needed.

When support is needed to guarantee that individuals with disabilities can exercise their parental rights, how will your policies ensure such supports are easily accessible to the family?

I will review the issue.

What policies do you propose to protect the reproductive rights of people with disabilities?

Currently they have the same rights others have and the only way to improve things is with a large democratic majority.