Another nasty consequence, this one in Alaska:
One of the primary objections we’ve had to ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion is that it puts those who need Medicaid services the most – developmentally disabled included – at risk. And just as Alaska begins to expand their program by executive action under their governor’s order, news comes that they’re going to rob funds set aside for the disabled to pay for it.
An Alaska Medicaid program that funds care for adults with developmental disabilities may cut the number of people it enrolls each year by 75 percent.
Medicaid’s Intellectual and Developmental Disability waiver pays for the home-based care of nearly 2,000 people in the state with severe disabilities.
Currently 200 people are pulled from a waiting list and granted waivers each year, according to The Peninsula Clarion. Administrators have proposed dropping that number to 50.
Only 50 – a decrease of 75%. That cuts out 150 disabled people – the population Medicaid was originally created to help. Understand that they’re making these cuts so the state can free up room in their budget to add working age adults with no disabilities to the Medicaid rolls.
Disabled children don’t vote for Democrats.
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