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    89,000 children in PA cut from Medicaid

     

    Wake Up Pennsylvanians! I am absolutely fed up with the politics of Pennsylvania-In particular,  that the budget of Pennsylvania, my home state, is being balanced on the  backs of poor, sick children on Medicaid.Between  August 2011 and January 2012, 89,000 children were taken off Medicaid  and their parents told they would have to appeal if they felt it was an  error, but because there was a back log on the paper work, they would be  dropped and have to reapply.Well,  it's not an overnight kind of process, and as a former social worker, I  am outraged that the Pennsylvania Governor would assume people paying  his salary would truly be in favor of such reckless, drastic measures  like putting children's health in even more danger for the sake of  lining the pockets of politicians and corporations. A family with a  young child who has a pacemaker went at least one week without  insurance- can you imagine if something had gone horribly wrong with  their child, even for one week- the amount of expense it would have  generated for the family, let alone their child could have died?  Out  of the 89,000 children cut off Medicaid, over 23,000 families appealed  and won, proving they had a legitimate right to the medicaid for their  sick children.Is  it really worth it? If we are the wealthiest nation, why are we  jeopardizing the lives of our citizens and our children like this? They  are our future!My Question: Does anyone have a heart anymore? Or, has that gone bankrupt too?Ps:  paperwork back log is a direct reflection of people not doing their  jobs at the state level. In turn, the ones who paid for people not doing  their jobs, were 89,000 sick children on Medicaid.

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