People with disabilities fear they will be on losing end of doctors' life-or-death choices

“Are we going to be valued as an individual, and given the same quality of treatment as somebody else?” sa said Shona, who lives Pennsylvania.

Her husband owns his ventilator, but she worries that rental companies might try to recall and reallocate equipment to people to someone who might be better able to survive, or worse, better able to pay…

Gabe Trujillo, 36 of Arizona, also worries that if he has to go to the emergency room, his wheelchair and his asthma could put him at the end of the queue for treatment.

“That’s definitely scary just to think about as a person with a disability,” said Trujillo, who has Hopkins Syndrome, an extremely rare form of permanent paralysis triggered by a severe asthma attack.

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