Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
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3/29/23  10:04 pm
Commenter: Heather T

Statistics re your decision

85%+ parents of disabled children are divorced-  most single parents.  Many on Medicaid themselves b/c they were left by a spouse/partner and not only can they NOT afford bills and healthcare costs for special child, but they also cannot hold down a job due to the child's need for care.  The schools regularly close, they are on break in spring, summer, 2 teacher in-services/month in many counties, two weeks in December, and plenty of other misc days.  How is a parent and their child(ren) meant to survive without a primary breadwinner?  This extra pay makes an indelible mark in the health of their family- it could be life or death. Please reconsider the proposed changes.

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