The Charlotte Observer: Costly but crucial: N.C. services for disabled at heart of class-action settlement

The Charlotte Observer: Costly but crucial: N.C. services for disabled at heart of class-action settlement

By The Charlotte Observer Staff

CHARLOTTE, NC (Ann Doss Helms/The Charlotte Observer) – As North Carolina’s legislators prepare to try once more to control the cost of Medicaid, the settlement of a longstanding lawsuit may provide some protection to people with developmental disabilities.
The settlement affects nearly 12,000 North Carolinians with mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy and related disorders. They need help to live independently, and they get it through a Medicaid program known as the Innovations waiver. Thousands more are eligible, but there’s not enough money. Read the full article here. »

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