When I read this article and see no mention of SSB 5459 in this – I realize that the bill that was so critical in my mind was of little significance to the state as a whole. I have a hard time coming to grips with this and then wonder, if this bill was of such little significance, why didn’t legislators listen to the sensible and responsible facts that were brought to their attention and vote NO on SSB 5459? There must be another reason that overrode responsibility, basic human and civil rights, personal choice on residence as guaranteed under the Federal Olmstead decision and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services guidelines.
If anyone could enlighten me as to what deals were made which caused this bill to pass I would love to know. Maybe if I understood what was exchanged in order for a responsible, humane and sensible person to vote yes on this bill, I could understand why innocent people were made scapegoats for such an “insignificant” bill.