My son, Chris, and many other people here in Florida with disabilities need your help. Help with something you’ve heard of, but probably haven’t had to deal with personally…. Medicaid. Specifically, Medicaid Reform.
Like any large program, Medicaid has its flaws but, overall, it has done a decent job for Chris. We had no problem getting excellent services when he was admitted to the hospital with Congestive Heart Failure several years ago and his ongoing medical needs are well taken care of.
Under Medicaid Reform, the program would be handled by an HMO. As proposed, both the level and quality of care available to Chris, and others could change dramatically, and for the worse.
Medicaid Reform will happen, that we know, but we are trying to get the disabilities part of the program exempted and left as-is. While other recipients of Medicaid are capable of making choices and decisions, the disabilities clients… our children…. are not.
This is not a ballot item, so our elected officials must be contacted if we are to succeed. I have already received responses to several emails I sent this past Saturday.
Please watch this Short Video , learn what’s going on and how you can help Chris and others, like him. Then, write your elected officials and ask them to leave the Medicaid Disabilities Waiver program as-is.
Also, please forward this to everyone you know who lives in Florida.
Steve, Chris and many others