Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Failure-to-Comply-With-Olmstead Horror Story

See this article.  An early excerpt:
Pereira wanted her teenage son to live at a place called Baby House, a small group home for medically fragile children and young adults, with a long track record of treating children like Bryan as family. His care would have cost the state $300 per day there. 
State health and disability administrators had a different plan: For $200 more each day, Bryan would live in a nursing home. 
“I don’t want my son in this place,” Pereira wrote to disability administrators of the Florida Club Care nursing home in Miami Gardens. “If something happened with my son, [if] he died,” she wrote, “I will feel that this place killed” him. 
Two years later, that is just how Pereira feels.

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