September 2014 Blog Posts (3)

Federal Rule Change to Hurt Wisconsin's Disabled Workers, Their Families

The MacIver Institute recently highlighted a federal rule change from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that could mean the end of work programs for people with disabilities all across Wisconsin. Folks from more than 50 organizations in the state could be negatively impacted by the new rule, and the MacIver Institute spoke with Kelly about how it would impact her family. Her sister, Wendy, is…

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Added by RFWiA Admin on September 26, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments

Federal Rule Change Threatens Work Program for Those with Disabilities

If the federal government gets its way, working folks with physical and developmental disabilities could lose gainful employment and be forced into nursing homes or stuck in their own homes with little more to do that watch TV. The MacIver Institute recently sat down will some individuals and their families who work at Opportunities, Inc. - an…

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Added by RFWiA Admin on September 16, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments

State plan would affect local agency

A deadline on comments on a state plan that would affect Chippewa River Industries in Chippewa Falls and other facilities that hire workers with disabilities is Tuesday.

At issue is proposed changes by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to the Family Care Waiver. The proposal would change how government would consider employment for the disabled.

“We have some fundamental problems with the plan that could have a negative impact on the lives of people with…

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Added by RFWiA Admin on September 1, 2014 at 8:35pm — No Comments

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