Monday, September 28, 2009

DD Waiver Funds Issue to be discussed by LFC

... during the hearing on the Health Department, scheduled for 3 p.m. in Room 307 of the Roundhouse.

The issue is the Health Department's decision not to spend $9.4 million — approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor — to bring more people into a program that allows Medicaid to pay for services related to developmental disabilities.

My story in today's New Mexican about several families of those who have been on the developmentally disabled waiver waiting list for several years is HERE.

The photo you see here is of Ryan Zamites, 9, of Las Cruces, who has been the list for more than three years. His mother Melissa Zamites is one of the people I interviewed for the story.