W E L C O M E TO F L O R I D A U N I T E D F O R C H O I C E
*We are fundamentally opposed to the aspect of Medicaid Reform that entrusts the coordination and care of the developmentally disabled
of Florida to Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO's).
ACTIONS to TAKE
LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE OR SENATOR
Dear (Elected Officials Name)
I am writing today because I am very concerned about the possibility of the Medicaid Waiver Program being put under an HMO. I am directly affected by this change and want you to understand the consequences of this decision.
I am concerned with the fact that choices of services, choices of providers, and reduction in services would be consequences of your decision. Right now, the Medicaid Waiver program meets the needs of my family member.
People with disabilities rely on support coordinators to advocate for them for services. Should an HMO take over Medicaid Waiver, my support coordinator would no longer be able to assist with this valuable part in the care of my family member. To think that I would have to call an 800 number and talk with a different person each time we had a need or question is beyond my comprehension!
I ask that you please consider allowing the Medicaid Waiver program to exist as it is today and give the systems in place time to prove to you that the waiver budget can be managed effectively while still meeting the needs of many very fragile members of our community.
LETTER TO WSC
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