The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed almost 30 years ago. And since then public spaces and businesses have become much more accessible. But that doesn’t mean anything to someone who can’t make it out of their home.
More than half of Virginia’s rural hospitals are losing money, and two have closed since 2013 according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association. The challenge of operating medical centers outside of big cities is real. But despite those problems, communities are hoping to hold onto their hospitals.
The Presidential Ideas Festival: Democracy in Dialogue will convene elected leaders, scholars, policymakers, business and media leaders, and students to drive a thoughtful discussion on the state of democracy in the United States and abroad.