As you know, I’ve been advocating for some time to expand eligibility in D.C. beyond those who meet the IQ cutoff. Others continue making this argument as well, but since 2010 there really hasn’t been an organized effort to get the necessary legislation and funding for expanded eligibility. After last week’s Washington Post article about the risk of Medicaid cuts for people with disabilities nationwide, I grabbed a bigger megaphone and wrote a letter to the editor on this issue. I hope you saw it in the Sunday paper on July 30, but if you didn’t, here it is: http://wapo.st/2eUqT9C.
Fortunately, for now, Obamacare and Medicaid seem to be safe. But with the political environment the way it is, I’m not sure we can relax for long. And justice for those who need support can’t wait for the political tide to turn.