"I am writing," says Peri Jude Radecic, of Arizona Center for Disability Law, "to urge you to make sure the CLASS Act remains in the final health reform bill. I urge you to oppose any amendment to strip the CLASS Act from the bill. The CLASS Act will help persons with disabilities to remain independent in their home. There is a misperception that persons with disabilities belong in the Medicaid program and cannot work. While Medicaid is an essential safety net, millions of persons who now have or later develop disabilities work and want to take personal responsibility for their long term care needs. Persons with disabilities should not be forced into poverty to get the support they need to remain in their homes." If you advocate for people with disabilities, please read the entire story by Radecic at this URL.
Archives for December 2009
I recently returned from a wonderful trip to Seattle to spend Thanksgiving with my son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Kerrie Simpson, and their four pets: Nellie, Gracie, Nuggett, and Sneakers. We had ideal weather...light rain and moderate temperatures. My first full day I was raring to go, and had a nice little nature walk while Kerrie was cleaning up the yard. I got a few good shots of Nellie and Nuggett and Gracie. Then we wandered down to the woodsy section of the property, and I became enchanted with the beautiful patterns of fallen leaves and the raindrops/moisture that covered everything. I had some work assignments awaiting me on my return to the Phoenix area, and just yesterday was able to look at the pictures I took. Here's one of my favorites, which is edited in Virtual Painter (Gothic Oil Painting mode): And here's a picture of their woods on a bleakly beautiful Pacific Northwest day: