04 June 2012
Best Childhood: Home or Hospital?
******** I have to conclude that people just don't understand the situation, because otherwise, I'd have to conclude that people are pretty heartless and would like to force families to part with the children they could otherwise care for in their own homes with help. Here's the deal: you're going to pay for these "medically fragile" children anyway. The state will pay once parents have exhausted their resources and institutionalized their kids. But it's cheaper - and more humane - to keep these children with their families and spend some money on home care. I'm thinking that Republicans should go for this because it's all about families staying together and the state not raising kids, and Democrats should be happy about it because it's all about helping people who really cannot do for themselves. I know many of our states are facing budget shortfalls, but we shouldn't be balancing our budgets on the backs of the disabled. For more direct information on the MFTD waiver and how you can help, click here.