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Anyone who thinks kids with developmental disabilities should be placed at the mercy of the free market is a fool, and ideologue, or cruel.
I'm not keen on doing it to our elderly or adults with disabilities, either.
They're speaking to deaf ears. For this legislature and the gov's administration, it's all about ideology. Doing the right thing has no place in their decision making.
"They're speaking to deaf ears"
Not the best choice of words there.
Willfully selective deafness, nevertheless.
The evaluator just started a couple of months ago. However, the program will be implemented regardless of findings because that's what the gov wants. Don't expect findings to be posted anywhere.
Koch's told Brownback what they wanted, Brownback told his Legislative flunkies to do it. So it will done. Profits for private businesses are what matters to this Republican governor and legislators.
The ID/DD/MR folks have a strong lobby and a complex service system. I'm afraid that's the only thing that's kept the Koch/Brownback/CStreet train from barreling through their lives thus far. But it's coming. And it's going to be ugly.
Your last sentence sums up the entire Brownback administration along with most, if not all of the GOP legislators.
I've wondered that for a while now.
Seems to me that any "efficiencies" will be offset by the profit, and thus cancel each other out (at least).
there was a day when Mental Hospitals were all over the place, they are very hard to find now
Man you hit the nail right on the head. Everyone back then thought it was so inhumane to have people in places like Mennigner. But now most of them live on the street, at the shelter, or in the jail. Those that live on their own live in apartments along Redbud paid for by the goverment.
She said the case manager for her son "must remain conflict-free."
Explain how the case managers are conflict free now .... most case managers work for organizations who are also providing the individuals day-to-day care.
Not all, but you are right. There are times when that conflict of interest impacts care and not always positively. So she may speak from experience. She may have hired an independent case manager. One who works for managed care is not likely to advocate for more services when someone has their "quota." It is already extremely difficult to get more supports when someone has the upper limit for their tier level. It won't get easier with managed care.
The most obvious response to this article has probably been posted and pulled down at least three times.
At what point can Brownback just be impeached or thrown in jail? Where's that power hungry judge we might need him on this.
As of today the issue is Sentate Substitute House Bill 2155 which cannot be read online until Monday. This bill would give the insurance companies almost complete power or at least lay the ground work for that. I am an independent case manager and have been for years. Giving an advocacy role to the company that is supposed to make a profit and cut costs -logically WILL NOT do their best to advocate on behalf of the person. I know the people I work for do not want an insurance employee doing their assessments, plans of care and quality oversight for services. This will be the largest conflict of interest. I hope that the LJW will talk to those that will be impacted by this. Chipping away that is what 2155 will do.
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