Thousands of individuals are waiting for Medicaid waivers to care for their loved ones in their home and communities in Indiana. Geraldo Rivera will feature a show on the waiting list crisis for Medicaid waivers, December 27. The show will be aired on Geraldo at Large on the FOX News cable station. Note that the show is scheduled to be aired on Saturday December 27, 2008 at 10:00 pm EST and repeated several times.
I encourage you to watch this and advocate for an elimination of the waiting lists. The best place to advocate is here at home, by speaking to your legislator. If you are waiting, let them know of your struggles to care for your loved one. If you have a waiver, let them know of their importance. Money will be tight this legislative session, and the issues that have the greatest advocacy have the greatest chance. You can find your legislator and contact them, here. You can find local media contacts here.
There is also a campaign at Change.org to send several important issues to the Obama administration. Obama had a strong disability policy during the election and we need to remind him that people with disabilities need to be a priority. One way you can send that message is to vote to end the waiting lists below.