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May 2012 - Advocates protest the possible cuts to Medicaid
« on: June 15, 2012, 07:15:26 AM »
May 2012 - Advocates for people with disabilities are protesting the possible cuts to Medicaid
For three decades advocates for people with disabilities have been working toward the right of people to live and work in their community rather than institutions. Recent proposals to change Medicaid is going backward on a community living commitment that will put people back in costly, wasteful institutions. ADAPT has proposed four ways in which Medicaid can be improved thru cost savings to avoid this disastrous reversal and prioritize independence and community living for people with disabilities. See their article at Welcome to ADAPT! > Medicaid Rally > Medicaid_savings which outlines expanding the use of more cost effective community based service, de-medicalize services to allow attendants to perform these tasks for seniors and people with disabilities to live in their own homes, and expand consumers to manage their own services reducing the need for administrative costs, and this last one that advocates have been stating for decades, offer services based on functional need, rather than diagnosis and age.
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