Friday, February 17, 2006

Protest on Utah Waiting List for Community Services

See this interesting article. An excerpt:

Under current law, the Division of Services for People with Disabilities serves the critically needy first. When a family finally qualifies for help, a marriage has typically dissolved or a caregiver has died and the only option left is institutionalization, which costs an average of $73,600 a year.

Providing smaller supports up front, such as job coaches, would be cheaper, said rally organizer Andrew Riggle. He said 80 percent of those on the list could hold a job or live more independently with the right help.
And see this article about a similar protest in Kentucky.


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