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Name: Doug
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Hometown: Tn
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Current location: Tn
Member since: Fri May 18, 2018, 03:38 PM
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I'm gonna cut a few wires here.

First off, I have voted Democrat since my first eligible,, and I voted Dukakis. I won't tell my whole life story here,I wil just try to tell you how I feel, and what I have lived. If you choose to read what may be longish post here,,I'll know, but maybe a few folks will listen. Today was a big day for Dems in the world,,, more so maybe in my world,,,heres what happened. 2 words BLOCK GRANTS...
Don't get it? let me explain what block grants do,, I worked in hcp field for a number of years before I retired,, I did adopt m ywife's child when she was 23 years old because My daughter is hcp. A quick synopsis on how these great "block grants" are going to work..

When I worked in field ( 2 years ago I retired for info sake) every dollar Tn spent on hcp people,,, fedral matched by up to 2 dollars,, pretty good deal I admit.. But I worked in a field ,, in mgmt,, where I asked folks to take care of hcp individuals 24/7,, nd ,,big point here,, and give them their meds!!! and we paid them starting wage of 9.00 an hour. with the HUGE FECKING responsibility of giving medications!!!

Now that you know why I chose to retire, when I wwas only 2 steps away form a CEO position,,, let me explain Block grants to you.

Where we got ( when I worked) 2 to 1 matching,, a block grant does this,, instead of matching,, the federal will give X amount of dollars to each state and then the state will decide how those dollars are spent, period,,no discussion, recourse, or federal lawsuits. So,, Let's see,,,

Hospitals,,nursing homes,, hospital home care,, on and on until we get to challenged people. Challenged people that can't take their own meds or in some instances,,,cook or bathe themselves.or VOTE..You think for 1 second that these folks will come before big dollar hospitals?? Do you think for a second that these folks will come before anything less than whats left over?

I am gonna be honest,,,I really do not give a damn what you believe by reading internet and short posts,, I believe what I KNOW because I was deep inside this field,,,and I a paid a lot of my money to protect my daughters future,, because, block grants will shut down where she goes daily to be with her peers,,, because even before block grants,,where she goes, discontinued simple transportation to get her there everyday, (7.65 a day, such big money,,right? ) and now Mom and I get to pay for her to feel like a part of a community..What will my daughters organization lose next?,, I can tell you,if you choose to read on,, they will choose to discontinue day services. Which is what my daughter is in,,because she still lives at home with Mom and I ,,because we will never put her in a "supported living home"
OH!!!!! new phrase,,what is supported living?? that is where corporations like I worked for,,some for profit,,most not for profit. Out of Fairness,,,, that is where they rent homes,, put up to 3 hcp individuals into that home who cannot live on their own and have no family, or their remaining family turned them away,

Now we get back to these corporations,,right now they love this system,,,and the block grant will make it worse. Under the current system they pay maybe 9 dollars and hour and these folks are responsible to GIVE MEDICATIONS ALSO,,,

Under Block Grant,, what's left?? 2 choices as I see at point I retired,,, either we dont have homes to take care of folks,,or we try to convince people to work for 7.50 and hour and still give medications..HMMMMMMMMMMMMM easy call for me

ok,,now,, I have been on DU long enough,,,wanna question me why I left the field?? ok,,I'll answer now so you wont bruise your lil fingers typing.. I worked in field AFTER I adopted my adult daughter. I spent 10 year in higher mgmnt,, on call 24/7 Literally, I answered phone calls at 2 am saying a home was out of paper towels.. I love the hcp people,,,,stop, when you see them,,talk to them,, see how great they really are,, because block grant is just the govt way of turning their back on people I love.

If you read this far,,PM me...ask me any questions you want... but I am tired of people who want snippets,,short posts,, and yet still think they are Informed

Doug out
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