Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Need for Care: Family Fears Medicaid Changes

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. -- To Somersworth parent Karen Salter, it's impossible to measure the benefit her son, Jeremiah, receives from the state's Medicaid system by the numbers alone.
Diagnosed with Angelman syndrome, a developmental disability, Jeremiah Salter is non-verbal and requires assistance with activities of daily living, such as dressing, eating and showering.
He currently qualifies for 30 hours per week of one-on-one assistance from a personal aide, which is reimbursed by the state Medicaid system and administered by a regional nonprofit called Community Partners.

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