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  •  A very thorough and informed reply. (2+ / 0-)
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    worldlotus, bigjacbigjacbigjac

    Thank you very much!

    Lawrence, KS - From ashes to immortality

    by MisterOpus1 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 08:18:07 AM PST

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    •  And THANK YOU for actually reading my long (2+ / 0-)
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      bigjacbigjacbigjac, MisterOpus1

      winded pet rant....!

      The need for home and community-based supports for individuals with disabilities and those who are aging or ill is greater than is truly known and greater than what is officially documented. (Because of those underserved or who have not applied or those being cared for by  family members)

      IMHO, nothing will change or improve until each state stops kicking that can down the road.

      Which means:
      Sufficient ongoing funding (at the state level)
      Strategic ongoing planning (at the state level)

      • In order to build optimal community capacity, we need  strategic, multi-year programs and funding plans to develop the home and community-based infrastructure that will cross disability populations, and enable people to age in place with personal supports, accessible housing and transportation, specialized equipment and services.

      AND there needs to be adequate reimbursement for services provided.

      •  My dear worldlotus, you've written the most (2+ / 0-)
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        MisterOpus1, worldlotus

        thoughtful,
        seemingly well informed,
        (and,
        yes,
        the longest)
        comments
        in this thread.

        You may not realize it,
        but the reason I write everything
        in free verse
        is to make it easier to read.

        I've had a few readers,
        here and there,
        who've sworn,
        vehemently,
        that my free verse makes my words
        nearly impossible to read;
        so my tactic doesn't work for everyone,
        apparently.

        But my highly finicky,
        and not afraid to bitch without mercy
        wife,
        Tonia,
        swears that I'm absolutely correct,
        at least for her;
        my free verse makes it much easier for her
        to follow
        my train of thought.

        I've gone as far as suggesting,
        once or twice,
        what I'm about to suggest to you:

        I feel that gradually,
        everyone writing on the internet,
        words not intended
        for printing on dead trees,
        all this on-screen-only writing,
        should be done
        in free verse.

        Let me give you an example
        of your own words
        broken up
        and made easier to follow:

        The need for
        home and community-based supports
        for individuals with disabilities
        and those who are aging or ill
        is greater than is truly known
        and greater than what is officially documented.
        (Because of those underserved
        or who have not applied
        or those being cared for
        by family members)

        IMHO,
        nothing will change or improve
        until each state stops
        kicking that can down the road.

        Which means:
        Sufficient ongoing funding
        (at the state level)
        Strategic ongoing planning
        (at the state level)

        • In order to build
        optimal community capacity,
        we need  
        strategic, multi-year programs
        and funding plans
        to develop
        the home and community-based
        infrastructure
        that will cross disability populations,
        and enable people to age in place
        with personal supports,
        accessible housing and transportation,
        specialized equipment and services.

        • AND
        there needs to be
        adequate
        reimbursement
        for
        services
        provided.

        See what I mean?

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