Better Health Care for Children with Disabilities Across Texas

Better Health Care for Children with Disabilities Across Texas

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September 13, 2022
Signatures: 58Next Goal: 100
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Why this petition matters

Started by Group 1 SOWK 5213

Children with disabilities have limited coverage for their impairments through government funded programs and agencies that cater to specific disabilities. Insurance such as medicaid and private insurance policies also limit what services disabled children can receive.

We would like to look into the Medicaid program and find where the funds are being distributed. Once we look into where the funding is, we will have a better idea of why these families are having trouble making ends meet with medical coverage and create a plan of action. This plan would create better programs or increase the coverage of existing programs to ensure the needs of children with disabilities are met.

At an individual level this would likely look like talking to families and those affected one-on-one to better understand the need. At a larger level, this would be restructuring current organizations who are receiving government funding that are cost effective and efficient.

After the understanding of systems, organizations, and those affect by the policies is stronger, we can create a plan to allocate funding and also receive more funding.

This plan could also be accepting new programs such as The Affordable Care Act. Although, Texas did not enact this program when given the chance even though this would be a huge help in ensuring quality and inexpensive health care.

Another way that we could improve this issue is by continuing the protocols that COVID-19 put into place. Medicaid benefits temporarily increased during the pandemic and it greatly assisted these families and children that needed the help. If we made these changes permanent, it would improve the conditions we are referring to. 



DISCLAIMER: This petition was created solely for educational purposes and the actions will not be fulfilled as we are all still students and not licensed to perform these actions. Thank you for your support.

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Signatures: 58Next Goal: 100
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