Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is scheduled to meet today with Gov. Sam Brownback about the state’s long waiting lists for services for the disabled, the Kansas Health Institute News Service reported. HHS and U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom have been concerned that the waiting lists violate disabled individuals’ right to live in the “least restrictive environment.” The Brownback administration (like past administrations) has shown little interest in reducing the waiting lists, preferring to focus on tax cuts. But the federal government appears to be tired of waiting. Those on the waiting lists certainly are.
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