States must halt their assaults on the elderly and people with disabilities.
Facing an economic crunch, more than half the states in the country have opted for cruelty. They are slashing crucial services, such as providing meals or paying for home health care or housecleaning for those who need assistance.
The proposal contains important elements that could improve the lives of many disabled Americans. But the thrust of the overall proposal seems so wrongheaded that passing it as is may do more harm than good in the long run.
Many Americans who require the daily assistance of others to live in our homes and communities must turn to Medicaid for help covering the cost of that care. But first we usually have to impoverish ourselves just to become eligible.