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Department of Medical Assistance Services
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3/10/23  10:09 am
Commenter: Rachael Perrott

Please help us- don't take away Parent cargiving options
For those of us who have difficult children with severe behavioral challenges- paid parent wages have been a godsend. Prior, we have gone through up to 21 nannies in the course of 5 years and cannot seem to keep help. We were in a dire situation financially trying to balance childcare, bills, therapies, hospital visits, and holding jobs down. This assistance through Consumer Direct was life changing and saved our marriage because it took the stress off. Please consider all the implications before you just decide to take something away. If you don't live this life- you don't understand what we go through.
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