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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?

Chronic pain is measurable. Prescription are necessary. A two step confirmation

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?

Marijuana is a safer way to start treatment with different levels of potency. A good way to ramp up if needed

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

Have more places more accessible to those in need

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?

Simply put that there's disparity across the board. Treatment is one of many

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

Ramp of services to take care of people. Under funded, under staffed. Fix it

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

Training and empathy are good places to start

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?

Sometimes one has to ask how did we get here?

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?

They should be kept separate

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

Have a training day where everyone attending is in a wheelchair and have them navigate around a building to open their eyes.

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

Tax deductions or tax raises

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

Have public buildings rated for disability access and point out the good ones.

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

Everyone should get the opportunity to be productive in life. It is a feel good thing for everyone involved

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?

State run programs State run jobs State run benefits

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

Shame companies into doing the right thing. Use a stick and carrot approach

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

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

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

Chances are that there are programs in place that are not properly executed. Start there

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?

Training to understand and observe conditions before making any decisions

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

Maybe the right people are not being hired and I am sure the pay is lacking

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?

Streamline the bureaucracy

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

I am surprised that this is an issue