Some decisions have been made which have cost people their lives – I’m hoping that before anymore lives are lost or hurt, our legislators will be given accurate data upon which to base their decisions.
This has not happened in the past due to ideology gone awry. The cost reports for the care for our citizens with developmental disabilities has been falsified and reported inaccurately. As a start to this, I have prepared the attached letter – it has a few charts and examples of where this reporting has really missed capturing the costs of care for some of our citizens with the highest acuities who chose to live in small community homes. Remember, this is not the choice for everyone.
The RHC is the most COST EFFECTIVE environment of care for our citizens with the highest acuity. Why, in times of budget crisis would people allow these misleading cost reports to guide them is beyond me – not only are we ending up spending more for less care but fewer and fewer people will be able to receive care too.
Please read the letter – Comprehensive Cost comparison