As of October 31, 2013 there were 641 people waiting for Medicaid developmental disability waiver services.
Governor Matt Mead has appropriated $10.1 million, along with an equal federal match, to reduce the waiting list for the state’s Medicaid developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury waivers.
The Governor's budget has moved on to the Joint Appropriations Committee.
The Department of Health will be presenting their budget
Wednesday, December 11, 2013- 8:00 a.m.
Room 204 Capitol Building
The Joint Appropriations Committee will be meeting next week December 11, 2013 8:00 a.m. During this time the Department of Health will be presenting their budget that includes the appropriation to reduce the waiting list.
It is Important to fully fund these programs to avoid unnecessary cuts to existing participants.
Call the members of this committee and inform them on the importance of the Medicaid Waivers and explain what these waivers have meant to you and your family members.
Ask them to fully support the Governor's appropriation to reduce the waiting list.
Attend the meeting and share your story with the committee.
Members of the Committee
Chairman Eli Bebout - (307) 856-0375
Senator Dan Dockstader - (307) 885-9705
Senator John Hastert - (307) 871-1001
Senator Curt Meier - (307) 834-2344
Senator Drew Perkins - (307) 234-1274
Chairman Representative Steve Harshman - (307) 262-8075
Representative Donald Burkhart, Jr. - (307) 324-6007
Representative Ken Esquibel - (307) 630-6096
Representative Glenn Moniz - (307) 745-4711
Representative Bob Nicholas - (307) 634-6057
Representative Tim Stubson - (307) 265-2279
Representative Sue Wallis - (307) 685-8248