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Received this e-mail today from Mark Schauer's (D. MI) gubernatorial campaign:
Michigan seniors on Medicaid should always know that they're being treated by trained, licensed caregivers. But a recent audit showed that the state has been allowing seniors to be cared for by convicted felons after Governor Snyder stopped criminal background checks for home health care workers.

Our seniors and their families deserve better. Can you stand with Mark so we can undo the damage Snyder has inflicted on our state's seniors?

Click here to tell Governor Snyder that we must resume doing background checks on people who care for our seniors IMMEDIATELY and not wait until October. Snyder never should have stopped performing these checks. This is a problem that cannot wait!

An audit of the Medicaid Home Help Program shows that 3,786 workers had felony convictions. Not only that, but $3.3 million in services were provided to individuals who didn't qualify for them. This raises serious questions about Governor Snyder's ability to manage Michigan's Medicaid program.

Background checks for caregivers is common sense, so why did Snyder stop them? We need to let Michigan voters know about this, and we need your help to do it.

Can you click here to demand that Governor Snyder stop allowing convicted felons to care for our most vulnerable citizens?

This program provides vital health services to Michiganders. Someone needs to be held accountable.

Thanks for standing with us,


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Originally posted to pdc on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 09:17 AM PDT.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, Motor City Kossacks, and Michigan, My Michigan.

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