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  •  And THANK YOU for actually reading my long (2+ / 0-)
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    bigjacbigjacbigjac, MisterOpus1

    winded pet rant....!

    The need for home and community-based supports for individuals with disabilities and those who are aging or ill is greater than is truly known and greater than what is officially documented. (Because of those underserved or who have not applied or those being cared for by  family members)

    IMHO, nothing will change or improve until each state stops kicking that can down the road.

    Which means:
    Sufficient ongoing funding (at the state level)
    Strategic ongoing planning (at the state level)

    • In order to build optimal community capacity, we need  strategic, multi-year programs and funding plans to develop the home and community-based infrastructure that will cross disability populations, and enable people to age in place with personal supports, accessible housing and transportation, specialized equipment and services.

    AND there needs to be adequate reimbursement for services provided.

    •  My dear worldlotus, you've written the most (2+ / 0-)
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      MisterOpus1, worldlotus

      thoughtful,
      seemingly well informed,
      (and,
      yes,
      the longest)
      comments
      in this thread.

      You may not realize it,
      but the reason I write everything
      in free verse
      is to make it easier to read.

      I've had a few readers,
      here and there,
      who've sworn,
      vehemently,
      that my free verse makes my words
      nearly impossible to read;
      so my tactic doesn't work for everyone,
      apparently.

      But my highly finicky,
      and not afraid to bitch without mercy
      wife,
      Tonia,
      swears that I'm absolutely correct,
      at least for her;
      my free verse makes it much easier for her
      to follow
      my train of thought.

      I've gone as far as suggesting,
      once or twice,
      what I'm about to suggest to you:

      I feel that gradually,
      everyone writing on the internet,
      words not intended
      for printing on dead trees,
      all this on-screen-only writing,
      should be done
      in free verse.

      Let me give you an example
      of your own words
      broken up
      and made easier to follow:

      The need for
      home and community-based supports
      for individuals with disabilities
      and those who are aging or ill
      is greater than is truly known
      and greater than what is officially documented.
      (Because of those underserved
      or who have not applied
      or those being cared for
      by family members)

      IMHO,
      nothing will change or improve
      until each state stops
      kicking that can down the road.

      Which means:
      Sufficient ongoing funding
      (at the state level)
      Strategic ongoing planning
      (at the state level)

      • In order to build
      optimal community capacity,
      we need  
      strategic, multi-year programs
      and funding plans
      to develop
      the home and community-based
      infrastructure
      that will cross disability populations,
      and enable people to age in place
      with personal supports,
      accessible housing and transportation,
      specialized equipment and services.

      • AND
      there needs to be
      adequate
      reimbursement
      for
      services
      provided.

      See what I mean?

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