About Alex Ghenis

Alex Ghenis is a C5-6 quad living in Berkeley, California. He currently works on a variety of issues for people with disabilities, including environmental justice, economic empowerment, and how we can maintain employment while keeping our benefits. Outside of work, Alex performs poetry and enjoys events ranging from activist get-togethers to live sports games. He has been writing for New Mobility and Life in Action for several years and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.

February 2017

How the ACA Protects People with Pre-existing Conditions — and Why That’s so Important

By | February 10th, 2017|

The pre-existing conditions guarantee is one of the cornerstones of Obamacare, and the need for the often-criticized “insurance mandate.” This is because of the way that health insurance — or any type of insurance — works.

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

‘Easy Does It’ Provides Emergency Caregivers and Repairs

By | November 1st, 2016|

I was in a bind. It was a Thursday night, around 6 p.m., and I had just wrapped up at the gym. As I rolled through the exit, I saw a text message from my evening attendant: He wasn’t feeling well and said he couldn’t come over to help me into bed. Finding a last-minute replacement would be tough. Luckily, Berkeley has a backup service that means I’ll never be left solo.

October 2016

September 2016

July 2016

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