• Petitioned Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20

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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20
Senator Eddie Lucio District 27
Texas Governor
Texas State Senate
Texas State House

Managed Care does not CARE!

    1. jennifer  rodriguez
    2. Petition by

      jennifer rodriguez

      alamo, TX

The Rio Grande Valley consists primarily of low income families who receive medical care under state funding. These low income families have recently been switched from Traditional Texas Medicaid to Managed Care Organizations who make it difficult for these families to receive quality therapeutic and medical services in a timely manner.

Since Managed Care rolled out on March 1st 2012 doctors, therapists, pharmacists, and others who provide services to low income families in the Rio Grande Valley have been affected negatively. The Rio Grande Valley is unlike any other region in the state, because of the amount of low income families and individuals who rely on State Medicaid funds to provide quality healthcare services.

 With the introduction of managed care many therapy clinics have had to discontinue therapy services or place patients on hold beacause of new rules regarding different managed care organizations. This "break" between therapy services is detrimental to quality of care and patient progress. Patients are now going weeks without receiving the quality speech, occupational, and physical therapy services that they so desperately require. Many manged care organizations are also requiring stringent guidelines for doctors to follow which in turn relates to even more stringent guidleines for parents to follow. As it is most of these parents do not have money for gas to attend "extra" doctor visits to meet these guidelines and as a result their children are not gettng the quality services that they deserve.

By providing skilled therapy services to children in the Rio Grande Valley, we are providing opportunities for advancement and "leveling the playing field" so that children in the Rio Grande Valley may have the same opportunities as children from other areas across the state and United States.

Since Managed Care has been in our area it has only caused Therapy Clinics to close down, therapists to lose their jobs, and children to be put on hold or denied the skilled therapy services that they desperately need.

We would like to ask that you consider how Managed Care is negatively affecting low income families, children, therapists, the economy and the community as a whole. We ask that you cut the Rio Grande Valley and Therapy Services out of the Managed Care segment so that we can continue to provide quality and continued care to these patients who so desperately need our services.

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    1. 590 SIGNATURES AND STILL GROWING STRONG!!

      jennifer  rodriguez
      Petition Organizer

      WE ARE GOING TO KEEP THIS GOING, NEW GOAL IS 1000 SIGNATURES AND WE ARE ALMOST THERE!! LET'S MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD!

    2. 519 Signatures so far!!

      jennifer  rodriguez
      Petition Organizer

      We have reached our goal of 500 people, thanks for you support! Please keep this going and tell your friends about the petition as I know there are many more people who are willing to sign. I will wait till the end of the month and deliver the petition!! Thanks Again!!

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. WE HAVE REACHED 166 SIGNATURES!!

      jennifer  rodriguez
      Petition Organizer

      WE STILL NEED ATLEAST150 MORE!!

    5. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Ana Maria Martinez MCALLEN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I do not agree with the current policy.

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    • Perla Tamez MCALLEN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      DUE TO THE HMO ROLL-OUT IN MARCH AND THE THE RECENT RE-INTERPRETATION OF MEDICAL TRANSPORT AND PATIENT CARE LAWS; SOUTH TEXAS HAS THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON PATIENT ACCES IN RELATION TO THE REST OF THE STATE.

      OUR SYSTEM IS BECOMING FRAGILE; WE HAVE A UNIQUE POPULATION THAT OUR REGIONS LEGISLATORS NEED TO MAKE HHSC UNDERSTAND.

      ACCORDING TO HHSC THESE ARE LAWS THEY ARE REMINDING US OF; TO STOP FRAUD ABUSE AND WASTE. THEY ALSO MENTION HOW NO ONE ELSE IN THE STATE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THESE LAWS-NEVERTHELESS, THEY FOLLOW THEM.

      ADVOCATES FOR PATIENT ACESS (A.P.A) HAS BEEN FOUDED IN EARLY APRIL: THIS ORGANIZATION IS WORKING WITH STATE OFFICIALS AND IS ACCEPTING DONATIONS TO FILE A SUIT AGAINST HHSC TO STOP THE ENFORCEMENT OF THESE LAWS. THERE IS AN IMPACT TO PATIENT ACESS. ABOUT 20,000 CHILDREN IN SOUTH TEXAS HAVE NOT RECEIVED THERAPY SERVICES. THIS WILL LIKELY CAUSE THE PATIENTS PROGRESS TO REGRESSS- VERY SAD

      SIGN THE PETITION AND JOIN A.P.A TO SUPPORT THE EFFORTS TO FIGHT FOR BETTER PATIETN CARE! AND OUR JOB STABILITY AS THERAPIST!

      CALL: (956)627-3025

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    • Leticia Luna PHARR, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      My husband was laid off due to Managed Care. Have seen many of our friends/co-workers lose their jobs for same reason

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    • Lydia Huerta EDINBURG, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      my patients are greatly affected by manage care. many of my patient are not getting therapy as needed.

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    • Cynthia Cantu EDINBURG, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      because managed care is not helping but hurting those in need of therapy services.

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