Through a state program, Independence Inc., helped Sherrie Kirkland, of Ottawa, build a ramp to the front door of her house last fall. Due to state funding cuts, the program has been suspended. Also, the 10 percent cut in Medicaid reimbursements have cut into the already low wages of her two personal attendants. She worries they might find work elsewhere, and finding someone to replace them could prove difficult.
Published on March 1, 2010