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10 facts on disability

A young boy having his eyes tested in Lahan, Nepal.

People with disabilities often do not receive needed health care.

Half of disabled people cannot afford health care, compared to a third of non-disabled people. People with disabilities are more than twice as likely to find health-care providers' skills inadequate. Disabled people are four times more likely to report being treated badly and nearly three times more likely to be denied health care.

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