Tag: Medicaid

Feds to Investigate Whether Managed Care Providers Deny Services to People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are set to undergo an investigation into whether companies, that states have turned to take over the administration of Medicaid, have wrongly denied people with disabilities the services they are entitled to. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania was the Senator who requested that…

Dope Whisperer Trump's Executive Order on 'Welfare' Is Another Dog-Whistle to Racists

President Donald Trump quietly signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to make changes to public assistance programs in the United States. Per the president’s outline, low-income Americans receiving assistance when it comes to food, housing and medical benefits must enter the workforce or potentially lose their benefits. The order,…

Will Congress Leave People with Disabilities Out to Dry

The future of a longstanding Medicaid program is quickly becoming an endangered species. The Money Follows the Person program was designed more than a decade ago to support the process of people with disabilities transitioning from an institution to community and independent living. Roughly 75,000 people have used this program…

Uncertainty Over Healthcare Funding Worries Schools

With many Republican lawmakers and the White House still unable to accept the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land, the ongoing debate may have a direct effect on millions of vulnerable students who are impacted by severe symptoms due to their disabilities. As the future of healthcare…

WNBA Team Plans to Give Planned Parenthood Major Assist

The ownership group of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm is writing its own playbook on how to engage with the community. On July 18, the team will hold its inaugural “Stand with Planned Parenthood” rally in KeyArena’s West Plaza. The event will cap off with $5 from each ticket sale that…