Nic's wife, Rebekah, penned the following for today's Medicaid hearing before the legislative budget committee in Boise. It's a must read for understanding the importance of state Medicaid funding:
Christian is six years old. He was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s. He is in kindergarten and he loves school. He is extremely smart and excels in math. His special interests are dinosaurs, animals, and art. He wants to be a Scientist that helps animals when he grows up. Christian can achieve his dreams without a doubt, but not if he does not learn how to cope with the challenges that Asperger’s brings. He currently receives IBI therapy and counseling services. He is making great progress. I am learning so much about how to parent him and help him become a contributing member of our society. Without these interventions I would not have the skills, knowledge, or supports that I need to help him grow into the person he is capable of being/Rebekah Casey, Rants, Raves, & Random Things. More here.
Question: Do you know people who depend on state Medicaid funds?