Senate Panel Discusses Reforms to Curb Medicaid Costs

Updated, 5:20 p.m.:

During four hours of public testimony on Senate Bill 7 on Tuesday, disability rights stakeholders aired concerns on the bill's proposals to redesign Medicaid and acute care services to contain costs.

“Transition is hard for all of us, but it can be devastating for the intellectually disabled,” said Wayne Johnson, the father of an intellectually disabled 27-year old daughter who lives at the Mary Lee group home in Austin. He urged lawmakers to remember how sensitive disabled people can be when approving drastic changes to the system. “Remember their feelings, remember their routines ...

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