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State funding to keep NC group homes open through January (mental patients to get the boot?)
WRAL ^ | 12/18/12

Posted on 12/18/2012 4:44:13 PM PST by Libloather

State funding to keep NC group homes open through January
Posted: 10:17 a.m. today
Updated: 44 minutes ago

Raleigh, N.C. — State officials said Tuesday that they have freed up $1 million to allow people with mental illness or developmental disabilities to stay in group homes across North Carolina through the end of January.

A change in federal rules means that, as of Jan. 1, group home patients are no longer eligible to receive Medicaid payments for personal care services, such as assistance with bathing, feeding or other daily chores. The loss of funding puts the homes that rely on that money at risk of closing.

**SNIP**

Advocates for the disabled said that the short-term solution might not be enough, noting lawmakers would have two days after they reconvene on Jan. 30 to approve a more permanent solution.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: group; mental; nc; patients
Commiecare™ should cover this.
1 posted on 12/18/2012 4:44:23 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

A change in federal rules means that, as of Jan. 1, group home patients are no longer eligible to receive Medicaid payments for personal care services, such as assistance with bathing, feeding or other daily chores. The loss of funding puts the homes that rely on that money at risk of closing.

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I could be wrong, but I believe Medicaid pays these Group Home recipients $600.00 per month.

And when they are all turned out into the streets, then what?

The average welfare queen fares better than the mentally ill.

But - lets not focus on the mentally ill. No sir! Lets all ban guns. That’ll solve our problems.

/s


2 posted on 12/18/2012 4:59:34 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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Yep...That’s the ticket...Turn the mentally ill out on the street...Maybe another one to shoot up a school....


3 posted on 12/18/2012 5:02:31 PM PST by JW1949
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To: Responsibility2nd

When they are on the street, they will suffer but you will be ok. They are mostly harmless.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 5:05:38 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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I don’t understand why funding for the mentally ill and mentally disabled is being cut left and right. I thought welfare was supposed to support the nations most vulnerable citizens. Why do able-bodied people, who can work, and illegal aliens, keep getting more and more and more????

I think this is a travesty.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 5:08:23 PM PST by snowstorm12
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Obama is fully aware of this but Axelrod, his control, has told him to not worry about it.

Somebody should find out if Axelrod had earlier contact with the CT shooter.

6 posted on 12/18/2012 5:11:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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