A march is planned for Saturday November 4th at the Capitol in Atlanta. It’s being called the “Healthcare for Kid’s Rally.” This rally is organized by Heidi J. Moore who is the Advocacy Director for the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta, and she is a mother of a Downs child.
An email has been sent out that states in part:
The time has come for us to unite our voices to be heard….HEALTHCARE must be a priority for our children! This rally is being put together for everyone that has been impacted or has a vested interest in the Medicaid system (which includes the following: parents, providers, and concerned tax paying, voting citizens of Georgia….Therefore, everyone is impacted by this issue in the State of GA!)
At the rally, we will be discussing the following issues:
+ Access to care and provider networks.
+ Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis & Treatment Federal Requirements.
+ Burdensome Application, Appeal and Claims Process.
We encourage children to attend and plan on having some entertainment for them as well. It is going to be a family friendly event! We need to put a face to the children being impacted by poor decisions.
Emphasis added – buzz
Incidently, Ms. Moore was on a Sub-Committee that looked into the Eligibility Requirement of Medicaid waivers. Now she’s planning a rally on the eve of the election that just happens to go hand in hand with a line of attack launched by Mark Taylor and the Democrats.
For the record: I’m not trying to cast aspersions on her motives here, because a mother will do anything to help her child, but I do think she’s allowing herself to be used for a partisan political purpose.