[Missouri-l] Talking points on the proposed Medicaid cut for the blind.
dhuff at moblind.org
Sat Feb 18 06:02:03 CST 2012
While talking to your legislator here are some points you might want to use.
1. the proposal to remove about 2800 blind persons from the state medicaid
program does not save the state any money because the money is being
diverted to higher education.
2. it is important to support higher education, but should it be done at the
expense of blind citizens?
3. while the Blind Pension Fund benefits are asset based and not income
based, most persons receiving the Blind Pension Fund benefit are low income
4. most persons receiving the Blind Pension Fund benefit are not going to be
able to obtain private health insurance and not being employed, they will
not be able to obtain it through their employers.
5. the effect of the proposed change will force many persons who now are
able to live indepentently to sell the modest assets they have to become
eligible for SSI and Medicaid.
I especially encourage each affiliate representative to either call or email
your senator and representative. Remember to be courteous when doing so.
It is matters like this that MCB was organized for. Even if you aren't
directly affected by this proposal we all need to be proactive in letting
our voice be heard on behalf of all legally blind of Missouri.
Denny Huff- President
Missouri Council of the Blind
P: (636) 262-1383
TF: (888) 362-1383
F: (314) 558-0298
Phone Cast: (816) 298-8969
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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