developmental disability http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en State Senator explains the reason for Developmental Disability Waiver cuts http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-senator-explains-reason-developmental-disability-waiver-cuts <p>Last week we ran a story concerning proposed cuts in the Developmental Disability waiver program.&nbsp; The belief is that there are some in the program getting more money than they need.&nbsp;</p><p>Advocacy groups and those in the program worry that cuts could actually take money away from those who need services.&nbsp; Senator Charles Scott is the Chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee.&nbsp; He joins Bob Beck to explain the legislature’s position on the issue.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:36:48 +0000 Bob Beck 47257 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State Senator explains the reason for Developmental Disability Waiver cuts Developmental Disability waiver changes cause concern http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/developmental-disability-waiver-changes-cause-concern <p>Two years ago the Wyoming legislature asked the Wyoming Department of Health to look into the high costs of Medicaid services in the state.&nbsp; The legislature wanted them to find ways to reduce those costs and see if there were also ways to reform Wyoming’s Developmental Disability waiver program, which costs the state 151 million dollars a year.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:54:34 +0000 Bob Beck 46900 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Developmental Disability waiver changes cause concern House denies funding for developmental disability services http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-denies-funding-developmental-disability-services <div style="margin:0;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="2"><span style="font-size:16px;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">On the final day of budget debate, the Wyoming House of Representatives denied funding to try and remove some of those on the waiting list for developmental disability services.</span></font></span></font></span></font></span></font></div><div style="margin: 0pt;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin: 0pt;"><fon Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:57:25 +0000 Bob Beck 20245 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House denies funding for developmental disability services