Sunday, February 12, 2012

Young Adults Fear Medicaid Overaul

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Thousands of young New Yorkers struggling with chronic illnesses are facing a new battle — they fear an overhaul of Medicaid will jeopardize their health care services when they turn 21.
These patients, some of whom were not expected to survive into adulthood, are living longer because of medical advancements.
But that means they will be affected by a new Medicaid cost-cutting plan to transfer physically impaired adults into managed long-term care programs.

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