NYAIL is fighting to protect marriage. There are people out there who become in poverty level. And, are forced to get divorce to receive funds. We are just asking you not to support this to happen. All they are asking for you is to make a simple phone call the below people and give the message below:
Either leave a voice mail or tell the front desk:
“Don’t abolish Spousal and Parental Refusal rights. Protect our families.”
I was told that both Hannon and Gottfried were are aware of the issues they just want to hear from us to see how important it is. Show them that it’s important… call and leave the above bold message.
Below is the original message from NYAIL for your review:
Join us in telling the Legislature to Protect Our Families! Reject the Governor’s proposal to eliminate spousal/parental refusal in Medicaid.
Seniors and families with disabilities use spousal or parental refusal to access vital health services for a loved one to maintain their well being in the community without resorting to institutionalization, extreme impoverishment, divorce, or termination of parental rights.
“Spousal refusal” is a mechanism that allows low and moderate income couples, where one spouse requires Medicaid coverage, to qualify for that coverage by refusing to contribute available income or assets toward the costs of health care. Without this protection, these couples would be forced to divorce or institutionalize the spouse who requires long term services and supports in order to qualify for Medicaid. This proposal promotes unwanted and costly institutionalization.
“Parental Refusal” allows children with disabilities, such as a developmental disability or traumatic brain injury, to get necessary Medicaid-funded services and supports that they otherwise would not receive because their families could not afford them, or which they would have to go in to an institution to receive.
Don’t let the Legislature deny New York’s families from this essential support.
ACTION: Make two very important calls! Call the Legislative Health Committee Chairs and ask them to restore Spousal/Parental refusal in their budget bills:
Senator Kemp Hannon at 518-455-2200
Assemblymember Dick Gottfried at 518-455-4941
Leave a message telling them: “Don’t abolish Spousal and Parental Refusal rights. Protect our families.”
Deaf Systems Advocate