[Education and Welfare] New Development!
dhuff at moblind.org
Thu May 17 09:27:57 CDT 2012
It looks as though Rep. Silvey has submitted an amendment to
SB854 which was passed by the House yesterday. The amendment will establish
the statutory authority for the recent restructuring of the State Blind
Medical benefit passed in the Appropriations bills. The Senate voted it
down so it will now go to a conference committee. Below are the names of
the conference committee members that will address this bill. We need to
contact these Senators and Representatives and let them know this is not
I don't have the names of the Senate conference members but will send that
info as soon as I receive it. In the meantime please contact the following
Thomas.Long at house.mo.gov
Jay.Barnes at house.mo.gov
Ryan.Silvey at house.mo.gov
Rory.Ellinger at house.mo.gov
Judy.Morgan at house.mo.gov
Should the bill pass the conference committee it would
effectively eliminate a large number of blind pension recipients from
receiving medical coverage.
We need to let them know that many blind people would be
without medical coverage with not recourse for finding new coverage. It
would most likely result in many of the recipients needing to eventually go
into a nursing home to receive the care and medical coverage they would
need. Many of them would need to go to an emergency room to receive health
care costing the state more money in the long run.
Plead our case with them and as always, keep it simple and polite.
Denny Huff- President
Missouri Council of the Blind
P: (636) 262-1383
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DHuff at MoBlind.Org
The purpose of Missouri Council of the Blind shall be to promote the general
well-being of our members and legally blind people in Missouri, and to
or participate in other programs promoting the best interests of legally
blind people everywhere.
ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE JOURNEY
Your host: Denny Huff
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 8:00 AM CST
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