Activists wait for meeting with Perry. And wait. And wait.
SHAME SHAME RICK PERRY
AUSTIN The last time Gov. Rick Perry met with members of the disability rights group, ADAPT, one brought her grandbaby along. That baby has grown into 4th-grader while activists wait for a second meeting, said activist Bob Kafka.
We sort of have a measure as the grandbaby gets older and older, we can see how long it's been since Gov. Perry met with us, said Kafka, a longtime organizer with ADAPT, which advocates for Medicaid-funded programs that allow people who are elderly or have disabilities to live in the community rather than in institutions.
Advocating for Medicaid programs can be a tough slog in Texas, where waiting lists are long for community services and Perry is standing firm against expanding the basic program to cover more Texans.