I received this e-mail from Laura Moheskey regarding the Florida DD waiver changes proposed by the state legislators.
 
Subject: Call to action
You are receiving an email from me because of one of the following reasons: You are a consumer or a family member of someone on the D.D. waiver OR you are a provider/agency that works with the D.D. waiver. Either way, this is an important email and I am asking you to PLEASE take some time and RESPOND to the CALL.

On Monday, I will be going to Tallahassee with a group called Peoples First of Brevard. This group is set up of individuals who are self advocates. My role is to only assist them and give guidance. It will be our third trip since November. Each time we go, we have had the opportunity to speak either in front of the Senate or the House. I believe this group is now being taken seriously in our State’s Capital.

On the 15th, 16th, and 17th there will be meetings by the Senate Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations the subject matter: MEDICAID REFORM.

Reforming the Medicaid system will have a harsh impact on individuals who are disabled and on the D.D. Waiver.

I am asking each one of you to take some time to call and email the following Senators on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.. Please tell them “One Size Does Not Fit All – Leave the DD waiver alone – NO HMO’s. . Be prepared to leave your name and zip code when you call.

I know everyone is busy, don’t assume someone else will do this. There are 31,000 people on the D.D. waiver. Emails are going around the State this weekend. If only a handful of folks do this then we might as well fold up now. The impact has to be HUGE.

Individuals who are disabled need a voice. Please let it be yours.

Thank you
Laura Mohesky

Here are the Senators on the Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations and contact info.:

Sen. Negron, Chair; Rep. http://www.facebook.com/l/288a8xoSJsZ6fJnZjXrpODgWTcQ;negron.joe.web@flsenate.gov

 1-888-759-0791

Sen. Rich, Vice Chair; Dem. http://www.facebook.com/l/288a83cSvzpvIUk5Wpf9VsfjhLA;rich.nan.web@flsenate.gov

1-850-487-5103

Sen. Gaetz, Rep.

http://www.facebook.com/l/288a8jR8p58zEGXul7iiPkCl_aA;gaetz.don.web@flsenate.gov

1-866-450-4366

Sen. Garcia, Rep.

http://www.facebook.com/l/288a88dtZCn5LcBue_gAaZmuarw;garcia.rene.web@flsenate.gov 1-850 -487-5106

Sen. Oelrich, Rep. http://www.facebook.com/l/288a84aAvehRK2Ye4VBeyxCcCiw;oelrich.steve.web@flsenate.gov

1-850 -487-5020

Sen. Richter, Rep. http://www.facebook.com/l/288a80sz_sOeSKuk1HgHVDrH_pw;richter.garrett.web@flsenate.gov

1- 850- 487-5124

Sen. Sobel Dem.,

http://www.facebook.com/l/288a8WXzC-xbWzfDFJ2ZssAE6IA;sobel.eleanor.web@flsenate.gov

1- 850-487-509

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