Able Americans supports Americans living with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, advocating for innovative solutions that harness the free market, emphasize individual freedom and choice, and remove barriers to progress.
Breaking Barriers, Building Solutions
In 2022, the National Center for Public Policy Research launched Able Americans to support Americans living with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities — including wounded warriors and those with mental health or substance abuse issues, and their families.
While there are many organizations advocating for more government spending and bureaucracy, there are none advocating for solutions that harness the free market, emphasize individual freedom and choice, and remove barriers to progress.
Able Americans believe the principles of free markets, individual liberty, and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century — no matter an individual’s level of ability.
Able Americans works to advance innovations to existing policies concerning individuals with disabilities. We also advocate for new policies/programs that focus on free market solutions — with a goal to lower costs overall and create better individual outcomes.
Extensive Study of Existing Programs
To ensure disabled Americans have an equal opportunity to live their best possible lives and to drive solutions that remove bureaucratic barriers to access healthcare, housing, jobs, education, and transportation, Able Americans is undertaking an extensive review of existing federal and state programs. This comprehensive study evaluates government policies, agencies, and regulations that impact people with disabilities.
Educate and Promote
Sponsor an aggressive media campaign to inform legislators, policy makers, advocates, stakeholders and the American public about the numerous ways government programs are hurting the very citizens they are meant to help.
Unite A Diverse Coalition
Develop and lead a diverse coalition dedicated to identifying and highlighting approaches, solutions, and proposed public policy and legislative reforms at the state and federal levels.
Advance Key Issues
• Medicaid Policy Reform / Portability and Asset Limitation Changes
• Money follows the person
• Accessible Healthcare and House
• Equal Opportunity Education
David A. Ridenour
PRESIDENT, NATIONAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH
Mark P. Mostert
SENIOR RESEARCHER, ABLE AMERICANS
Dr. Howard Summers
RESEARCHER, ABLE AMERICANS
The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.