October 15, 2013
10 ferry Street, Suite 401
Concord, NH 03301
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Why: We are concerned with the advent of managed care companies (MCOs) to manage Medicaid funds in our State, especially as they relate to long-term supports and services to people with developmental disabilities (DD). It is particularly concerning since the MCOs lack experience for services to people with DD. Even so, Step one of managed care is rolling out for acute care starting in December of 2013 which will affect our DD community. Step two which includes funding long term supports for people with DD, will direct the State’s Medicaid dollars to the MCOs making the future of the Area Agencies uncertain and creating a profit margin for the insurance companies. We support the continued funding by the State of the Area Agencies, a system that has worked well to provide high quality services to the DD population for thirty years.
We are asking for your support to help us continue to strengthen our current AA system.
Who: Community Support Network, Inc. (CSNI) works collaboratively with New Hampshire’s not-for-profit Area Agencies for developmental services, people with developmental disabilities (DD), their families, and other active stakeholders to ensure that quality, community based supports and services are delivered by locally governed Area Agency Boards. The Area Agencies, consumers, and families are united, under the principle “Nothing about Us without Us,” to ensure that system changes are driven from the “bottom up” and are reflective of individual and family goals.
What: The People Can’t Wait Advocacy Fund, established by a representative group of advocates with support from CSNI, will help fund the following: