Petition Closed
Petitioning Governor Rick Perry and 1 other

CHANGE RULES FOR THE HONEST PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP!

Hi, I am a mother of a special needs child, my daughter is mentally and phisically disabled. I have a problem that needs help but my voice alone has not been enough and its just for one rule change. Supplies for the disabled children! My daughter is 2 years old and its very sad to say that she will never get the chance to be potty trained like other normal children, and she cannot tell me when she is going or wants to go. She can barely communicate due to her disabilties... I know that this problem might seem minor to some people but I need help getting medicaid to understand that some of us need help with supplies such as underpads and diapers... (like I said this may not be a big deal to a lot of people) I have tried numerous times to get approved by medicaid to receive these supplies. I was stunned to learn that she was not eligible to receive Sanitary supplies until she was 4 years old. I KNOW that there is NO problem with this part... but I also have learned that a lot pf people are cheating the system by saying that their 4+ year old 'wets the bed' and are receiving FREE diapers and are either using them for their smaller child or selling them on the street or on places like craigslist and ebay... I know that I am not the only mother of a disabled child who feels this way. I too can cheat the system and use my older child as an excuse to get what I need. I rather do things the right way and get heard and understood...

Letter to
Governor Rick Perry
TEXAS MEDICAID RULES for SANITARY SUPPLIES
I just signed the following petition addressed to: TEXAS MEDICAID RULES for SANITARY SUPPLIES.

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CHANGE RULES FOR THE HONEST PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP!

Hi, I am a mother of a special needs child, my daughter is mentally and phisically disabled. I have a problem that needs help but my voice alone has not been enough and its just for one rule change. Supplies for the disabled children! My daughter is 2 years old and its very sad to say that she will never get the chance to be potty trained like other normal children, and she cannot tell me when she is going or wants to go. She can barely communicate due to her disabilties... I know that this problem might seem minor to some people but I need help getting medicaid to understand that some of us need help with supplies such as underpads and diapers... (like I said this may not be a big deal to a lot of people) I have tried numerous times to get approved by medicaid to receive these supplies. I was stunned to learn that she was not eligible to receive Sanitary supplies until she was 4 years old. I KNOW that there is NO problem with this part... but I also have learned that a lot pf people are cheating the system by saying that their 4+ year old 'wets the bed' and are receiving FREE diapers and are either using them for their smaller child or selling them on the street or on places like craigslist and ebay... I know that I am not the only mother of a disabled child who feels this way. I too can cheat the system and use my older child as an excuse to get what I need. I rather do things the right way and get heard and understood...
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Sincerely,