Ninjanurse (aka Nancy Green) is a guest on the public access program, ‘Rhode Island Soapbox’. The panel debates â€œAging in Communityâ€™ The moderator is Judy Newcomb-Gross, other guests are Dick Bidwell of the Grey Panthers and William Flynn, executive director of Senior Agenda Coalition of RI. Our gracious producer is Libby Schiller.
We talk about the impact on the elderly of the Governorâ€™s proposed Medicaid global waiver. Rhode Island lags behind most of the country in making funds available for home care. Most of our money is going to nursing homes. Thereâ€™s potential for reform here, and some questions. Medicaid is the safety net for children, young people and people with disabilities, as well as the elderly. The Governor promises that no benefits would be cut, but Iâ€™m not alone in being skeptical. Parents of disabled children were testifying at the State House this week.
Iâ€™m hoping our legislature wonâ€™t be rushed into approving the waiver before they ensure that all the people who depend on Medicaid will continue to be protected. You can see us on Rhode Island Soapboxâ€“
Cox Channel 18 in Pawtucket
Thursday January 15 at 6pm
Friday January 16 at 6pm
Statewide Interconnect, Channel 13
Saturday, January 24 and 31, February 7 and 14 at 2pm