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Ralliers want to preserve current system of providing long-term services to those with disabilities

Long-term I/DD services do not fit the model of "better outcomes" on the non-medical side. You said it right there - that providers are paid based on hours, not on a person's health and well-being. Well, the medical side is already under KanCare, so let's see if the MCO's can improve these individuals' health and well-being. For day and residential services, what would you consider a better outcome? Please provide a specific example on how KanCare will improve the I/DD system - and avoid using any medical terminology, since that's already under KanCare. An MCO can't improve on day and residential services "better than they are being served now". How insulting to the hard-working individuals that have spent decades working with people with disabilities! The MCOs have admitted they don't know the I/DD system on the non-medical side. How can they improve on something they don't understand? Explain to me how the MCO improved the situation/outcome for the girl mentioned above? Unbelievable, Angela!

May 9, 2013 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: DD services

Also BigDog... why don't you be "honest enough" with those reading your comments about who you work for? I can only guess...

March 26, 2013 at 1:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: DD services

If you are going to speak in support of large For-Profit corporations that have already proven their intentions on the medical side of things (denied prescriptions, lack of communication, delayed payments, etc.), I wouldn't identify yourself as "BigDog". That's exactly the problem with this whole KanCare system. It's strictly to benefit the "Big Dogs". The local Non-Profits are speaking out as advocates for the people who can't advocate for themselves. They have been doing so for DECADES! This isn't about power, silly dog.

March 26, 2013 at 1:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Chick-fil-A flap is a free speech issue

If it were real, I would ask you to google KFC and chicken treatment. Then I'd ask you if you think KFC serves chicken "without hate"...

August 1, 2012 at 1:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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