Bob Williams and Henry Claypool, of Advancing Independence: Modernizing Medicare and Medicaid (AIMMM For a Better Tomorrow), have written a wonderful letter to president George Bush regarding the outdated policies of Medicaid. This letter was written in support of a young man, who at the age of 21 will lose his home care benefits under Medicaid. This young man, like many others, will be forced into an institution if Medicaid policy is not changed to allow for home care after the age of 21. Please read this letter and let your legislators know how the outdated Medicaid policies have or will affect you or your loved ones.
In the United States, health care has been taken over by managed care organizations. The new Wisconsin
Long Term Care Redesign Proposal for the elderly and people with disabilities is proposing
using managed care in the policy of long term care. The DHFS is proposing using the Care
Management Organization (CMO) and a Prepaid Health Plan (PHP).
How can the disabled community support this movement in long term care?
See this article compiling concerns about managed care policy as it applies to people with disabilities and the recommendations from the Journal of Rehabilitation for people with disabilities regarding managed care.
This commentary is in response to the "Redesigning Wisconsins Long Term Care System -- Revised Preliminary Proposal of the Department of Health and Family Services for the "Family Care" Program." (DRAFT 4/7/98 for review by DHFS Consolidated Steering Committee).
This article is an NHU summary of the April 1998 updated proposal by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services for the redesign of the service system for elderly and disabled people who need long term care and support. Consider the new proposal and voice your concerns at the Consumer Forums being held around the state.
This is a guide to important information on how consumers can find out more about the proposal for Wisconsins Long Term Care System and how to be more involved in the planning.
This commentary is in response to the new proposal on Wisconsin Long Term Care Redesign soon to be released by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, March 1998, and a letter to the editor in response to the original 1997 proposal.
This letter, written by "A "first" caregiver," is in response to the original 1997 "Proposal for the Redesigning of the Long Term Care System" for the State of Wisconsin listed below.
This article is a summary of the 1997 preliminary proposal by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services for the redesign of the service system for elderly and disabled people who need long term care and support. Even though you may be young or you are caring for a young, disabled person, understand that long term care is extremely difficult to obtain. Planning a long, long time in advance is absolutely essential. Consider the new proposal which the DHFS plans to release March 1998. We need your input.
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