(Cross-posted from The COFAR Blog) A COFAR Special Report Due to a chronic lack of funding and a maze of legal constraints, the state’s only independent agency charged with investigating abuse and neglect of disabled individuals is … [Read more...]
Are they really cutting that program?
(Cross-posted from The COFAR Blog) "I want to shake you all," the woman said through an interpreter. It was a plea to the impassive panel before her of members of the House and Senate Ways and Means Committees, none of whom could … [Read more...]
Do we really want managed care for the disabled?
(Cross-posted from the COFAR blog) Hang Lee struggled to get his words out in testifying yesterday morning before a packed public hearing in Boston on a proposal by the Patrick administration to introduce managed care into the delivery … [Read more...]
Access to Healthcare for People with Mental Retardation
The big deal is that there is an enormous gap in access to healthcare for people with mental retardation, a gap that widens even further with degree of disability. http://www.aafp.org/afp/200606... The U.S. Surgeon General of the US … [Read more...]