Friday, April 5, 2013

In Logan's Folder

Logan always comes home from school with his cuddle grams and sometimes of course there are notes sent home. This folder of course is our communication with the classroom and the parents. I look at Logan's everyday and today I got a letter that was very surprising to me. 
I personally do not follow politics much and I am the kind that just says whatever happens, happens and I will take it with a grain of salt. This particular note was shocking. This letter, bright pink so we could not miss it stated, "There is not enough legislative support to pass health care reform in Arkansas"
I have heard many things about this reform or what a lot of individuals refer to as "obama care". I have heard good things and bad. Bad point being that we are required to have insurance or be fined. Not to bad of a thing to me. But I have always wondered how in the world can this be so bad for individuals? We are the only country who does not follow some sort of health care reform and we are the unhealthiest. Under this act the medicaid income eligibility raises, more people will and can be approved for medicaid. (I actually have a personal story for this) Individuals can not be turned down due to prior illness, most insurances will have to provide preventive care without a deductible. Personally I am all for the reform.
In this note sent home today it tells us parents that if this reform act fails to pass the house and senate my sons and everyone elses child may lose therapies and services he or she needs!! 
I can not grasp the reality of why they would not want to pass the reform? Why would our government jeopardize our childrens health. They are our future! It terrifies me to know that my son may not get his early intervention or any intervention at all or any therapies because the house votes down the reform. He does NOT deserve this and neither do the other children. Hopefully Arkansas smartens up! 

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  2. I thought this was all going to be federally organized-I did not realize the individual states would have to pass legislation as well. I live in NY and am pretty sure our state gov't will pass it--but I will be checking just in case!!!!

  3. This sounds like a very serious issue and it's great that your son's school is making parents aware of it. Hopefully the reform gets passed!


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