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Kasich delays option for PASSPORT seniors | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 6 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 25, 2011, titled Kasich delays option for PASSPORT seniors | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A state plan to give low-income seniors the option of hiring self-employed health aides has been delayed after objections from home-health agencies that provide such services.

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I did it

Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 25, 2011
Why'd you take town the Ted Williams story?

United States

#2 Jan 25, 2011
Now we can't take MONEY away from these rest homes ! That's what I'd say is going on here !
KasichHatesUrGra nny

Wapakoneta, OH

#3 Jan 25, 2011
Kids, the elderly, the poor...there isn't anyone he won't crush to "help" if he can make a buck.
Who can blame an elderly person for not feeling comfortable with a stranger in their homes? They may be very frail and just need a little help. It's always less costly to keep them at home as opposed to nursing-home care-and certainly more comfortable for them. I pray he won't disrespect our elderly as he is doing for our children, with his "educational plans"...

Howard, OH

#4 Jan 25, 2011
I do agree that seniors deserve a choice. That said, if we forced our employers to abide by the laws of the FMLA which allows working caregivers in families to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave without losing their jobs or having the time count against their work records (resulting in discipline and job loss for missing work); THEN WE SAVE EVERYONE MONEY!!!! People could take the needed time from their jobs to go check on and care for their aging relatives in their homes who just need a little extra help to stay there. THIS COSTS OUR TAXES NOTHING!

And NO. I think anyone who takes government money as pay for caring for their own parents, children, and grandchildren has a problem with understanding family life and responsibilities....of course, that curriculum was cut from our public schools too, wasn't it? Family responsibilities. "What a concept?" This generation has the laws of FMLA to protect their jobs so why don't they make their employers comply with these laws. Yes. This means that while my co-worker is out of work caring for their relatives on FMLA that it is also my responsibility to pick up their slack at work. That is what communities should be willing to do for each other.

We often here "RIGHT TO LIFE! PROTECT LIFE!" This means more than just those who aren't born yet. Those of us who are already born need to care for each other and protect the lives of the sick, disabled, and seniors the same as those who March on Washington to repeal Roe v. Wade.

March on Washington to protect FMLA and ADA and Age Discrimination at work! Then we aren't sending strangers in to care for our elderly or our infirm--and public funds aren't paying for it either.
Keep your eye on the ball

Englewood, CO

#6 Jan 25, 2011
Ms. Candisky - The backstory here is that it is the first of many, many examples in which, despite Gov. Kasich's promise that he won't pay any attention to those special interests and lobbyists he is, well, paying attention to those special interests and lobbyists. Home health care AGENCIES raised objections (including trumped up , manufacture- your-own-statistics objections about fraud) because under the current system, they take a cut of the money for home health care costs for the elderly. Because under this proposal they could get cut out of the action -- allowing more money to actually go for the costs of care -- these middle men are lobbying the Gov's office. And the Governor isn't telling them to just go pound salt. Let's see who wins this one, the elderly who want the ability to pick trusted friends, neighbors etc. to come into their homes to care for them or the home health care agencies who want to continute to be, in the words of Gov. Kasich, pigs at the trough.
John M

Dublin, OH

#7 May 7, 2012
Please refrain from making comments regarding home care and how the State can save money by allowing individuals to hire indepedant providers. Independant providers are not held to the same strict guidelines that home care agencies must adhere to. 90% of home care fraud in the State comes from independant providers. With no direct oversight, it becomes very easy to take advantage of the elderly, the young or disabled citizens. Yes, some home care agencies may not be ethical, but the majority are concerned with providing services that are consistant with the plan of care.

If an indpendant provider is caring for your loved one, what Nurse do you have coming in to verify proper care is being given? None most likely. Home care agencies do provide a Nursing supervisor to assure proper care is given. What about all those individuals who take advantage of their loves ones? They get paid, but will not show up to work. Whose going to report them?

Just some thoughts you should consider before you make accusations that have no merit or common sense.

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