Protecting disabled people from discrimination in health care

To the Editor,
In 1973, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act became the first civil rights legislation protecting disabled people from discrimination.  But no implementing regulations were enacted at that time.  It took almost another four years, and consistent activism from people with disabilities culminating in a 26-day peaceful occupation of a federal building in San Francisco, before regulations were issued.

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