Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Budget and Rosie D

So, according to the folks out in Springfield, their was a motion hearing on the State's request to change the rollout of the new Rosie D services to a longer timeline.  The details are available on the website;  it looks like the judge is really skeptical of the State's claims that fully funding Rosie D will force the state to cut services to other MassHealth recipients.  Read all about it here.  Two things struck me:
1)  How the law focuses on the case at hand without looking at it in the context of the big picture.
2)  How easy it is to resort to hyperbole-  no one is talking about not treating children with wraparound-  we are just talking about the rate of speed of the change?
As one who treats many children who do not fall into the Rosie D. class, I am disturbed by the thought that the remedy will be extracted from their care.  I am glad that I don't have to make the call- someone will lose no matter what.

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