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Arrests at the Whitehouse Protesting for the Community Choice Act

There was a protest in front of the White House yesterday in which a large crowd of protesters called on the President to support alternatives to nursing homes for the elderly and people with disabilities. Ninety-one of the protesters were arrested and other given citations. Most of the demonstrators were in wheelchairs. Read about it below and see photos and a video.

Something close to 400 protesters, almost all of which were in wheelchairs, protested in front of the White House yesterday. The angry demonstrators had gathered there from all over the country. They were protesting that Obama has not given support to the Community Choice Act as part of his health care reform package. The bill would amend the Social Security Act in order to provide disabled Americans with the ability to use federal funding to receive community-based care as opposed to having to be admitted to nursing homes.

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