Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election day and developmental disabilities

There is a very good blog post by Ed Diegel at the Wayne County DD Advocates Website.

Among his thoughts on the election and what comes afterward is this:

"No one who talks about reducing state and national entitlements (which of course is a euphemism for programs like Medicaid) links their statements to Medicaid for persons with developmental disabilities—but the threat is there. It will be our responsibility to be sure that our elected and appointed officials understand the importance and morality of programs to support persons with Developmental Disabilities.

"So let’s vote wisely, congratulate the winners and continue to deliver the message."

He goes on to summarize the most recent threats to appropriate services for our DD family members with links to documents and other information to help you understand the issues.

Happy election day!

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