September 22, 2017

Updates

Waiver Services are in Jeopardy!!

5/12/2016

On Wednesday the Appropriations Committee announced their amendments made to House Bill 1(HB1).  This committee drastically cut health care services for Louisianan citizens.

 

Services outlined to be cut:

  • Closure of hospitals
  • Medical education training programs for medical residents
  • Cuts to our Medicaid budget: slash waivers and optional programs that care for our state’s most vulnerable patients and families, placing these populations in extreme danger.
    • Waivers and programs, affecting over 5,600 individuals and families, would be eliminated to meet the budget targets set by the House Appropriations Committee:
      • Adult Day Health Waiver
      • Pediatric Day Health Care
      • Reduced Independent Living Services through New Opportunities Waiver
      • Children’s Choice Waiver
      • Supports Waiver
      • Residential Options Waiver

The full impact of these cuts can be found here in the Governor’s Press Release.

 

What can you do to help?

This bill will be heard on the House floor today.  If these services are important to you, you need to contact your representative today!   Ask them to restore ALL cuts to DHH and to make services for individuals with disabilities a priority.

 

  • Call and speak to your representative while on the house floor:

          225-342-6945.

  • Send your representative an email. To locate your representative, go to legis.la.gov

 

 

For More information, contact People First of Louisiana at 225.383.1033