Thursday, March 8, 2007

They've Locked Out Our Children

While the Georgia Legislature is on vacation, children are now officially locked out of PeachCare. Here are the details:

* Any new applications received or postmarked after March 11, 2007 will not be processed for PeachCare eligibility.

* Members whose participation in the program is suspended for failure to timely pay premiums or for failure to provide required income verification will also be affected by this change and will be precluded from re-enrollment. These members will receive additional notice by direct mail as required by governing regulations.

* Members enrolled and/or determined eligible prior to March 11, 2007 will not be impacted by this particular proposed change.

Mark Trail, Director of Medical Assistance Plans, Department of Community Health, reported there were 278,000 members enrolled as of yesterday.


Kathy said...

Allowing children to lose eligibility for needed medical treatment while these "public servants" vacation is without doubt the most callous action on the part of this legislature to date. Along with Glenn Richardson's charming and unusually forthcoming remarks on the subject, a clear picture emerges of just how much our legislators care about the welfare of Georgia's children....unless they happen to be wealthy children.
I'm always quoting Jesus about this, but today I think Ebenezer Scrooge's thoughts on the subject are more in line with Georgia's Republican majority: If they be likely to die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population. Shame on them all. And may God have mercy on their souls, if any. See? I can never leave religion out of it altogether.

Vic said...

Don't worry, the Georgia GOP has their priorities. Can't wait to see the debate over whether or not to censor Genesis 19:5,2933,258020,00.html
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Friday, March 09, 2007