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Preserving Medicaid

As an easy cost-cutting measure some politicians want to eliminate “optional” Medicaid programs. The Community Alternatives Program — or CAP — is one such optional service that our state elects to provide. In this short video Sarah Gamble explains what CAP means to families.

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  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Adam Linker. Adam Linker said: We must protect Medicaid services: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2010/05/10/preserving-medicaid/ [...]

  2. Kimberly

    May 11, 2010 at 7:29 am

    I’ve said it time and again, Medicaid should be off limits when it comes to budget cuts. Families rely on the programs such as the CAP program to provide the care for their loved ones. What will they do without this program? They certainly can’t afford to pay for it themselves! Many families, like mine, have no friends or family that can step in and help out with the children with special health care needs. Providing care to the children and disabled adults falls squarely on the parents shoulders and without Medicaid and all of it’s wonderful programs many families would be strained beyond the breaking point. My family doesn’t take advantage of the CAP program, even though we could certainly use the assistance, because my husband and I want to wait until we just can’t do it all on our own and it saves money for the state.

  3. [...] Mother Sara Gamble explains why one “optional” service under Medicaid (the Community Alternatives Program) – is critical for her son and family. [...]

  4. Suzanne Todd

    May 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    For over a year I have been unemployed, having lost my job along with my “entire” department with the NC Dept. of Public Health, specifically in the area of maternal and child health. So much damage has already been done with previous cuts to this vulnerable population. Now, the lawmakers are saying they want to diminish or remove Medicaid services for my severely disabled son and others in similar circumstances. And yet, they don’t feel it is “fair” to increase taxes on those who are wealthy or even simply have jobs providing them adequate funds to support their families? This is nothing less than mean-spirited and greedy.
    Suzanne Todd