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If Your Austistic Kid Is On Medicaid, Should You Have to Pay 5% of Your Income For His/Her Care?

 
Doomalicious
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If Your Austistic Kid Is On Medicaid, Should You Have to Pay 5% of Your Income For His/Her Care?
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett's administration on Friday shelved a plan to require thousands of families to help pay for Medicaid coverage for children with autism and other disabilities, which they now get for free.

The proposed copayments for wealthier families that had provoked criticism from parents and lawmakers were put on indefinite hold while officials instead work to win federal approval for a new premium that would be paid up front, Public Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander said.

"The department has always preferred the option of applying a premium to this program and will be working with stakeholders who have come to us in support of a premium as opposed to the copayment," Alexander said.

The copay requirement took effect Monday for new applicants and was scheduled to be extended on Nov. 1 to about 48,000 children who are already covered.

The proposal applied to families whose incomes are at least double the poverty level. For a family of four, that works out to about $46,000 a year. Once the monthly copays reached 5 percent of a family's income, the state would pick up the full tab.

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Last Edited by Doomalicious on 10/06/2012 02:01 AM
SMILE...you're not as stupid as they think you are!

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Doomalicious (OP)
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Re: If Your Austistic Kid Is On Medicaid, Should You Have to Pay 5% of Your Income For His/Her Care?
And if you can't pay the 5% co-pay, does this mean your child has no right to a free public education?
SMILE...you're not as stupid as they think you are!

"Once a government is committed to the principal of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in terror" - Harry S Truman

"The single most inspiring source for us is the human struggle." Jared Leto

“Money, without brains, always is dangerous. Properly used, it is the most important essential of civilization.” - Napoleon Hill

“Failures see the hole in the donut, but do not see the donut around the hole.” - Napoleon Hill

“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” ― Milton Friedman

Every man has a right to utter what he thinks is truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. - Samuel Johnson