State may cut off funding program for caregiving spouses

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Posted by Tom on December 09, 1999 at 23:17:31:

More than 200 Oregonians may lose their reimbursement for
nursing disabled loved ones.

I can't believe this story, Right at the moment I am so pissed off I am
surprised That I am still able to type this message.

Sen. Eileen Qutub chaired the legislative committee that made the cut, She said
it was a hard one to make, "She has no Idea how hard this cut will be".
She says and I quote " She "THINKS" and I use that word losely, the cut may push
the federal government to approve proposals from the state that "COULD" resuscitate
the spousal pay program.

According to Janice Jackson the executive director of the National Association of Area
Agencys on Aging in Washington, DC. "Oregon is the most progressive state on home-and
community based care, Oregon is the national model for encouraging independant living.

Bruce and Sherryl Foster the couple used in this story as a reference said that they would consider
getting a divorse so that she could hire Bruce as her nonspousal caregiver.
Sherryl also said "I would feel awkward having someone else care for me.
The program will end March 31, 2000.
The state of Oregon has created a welfare state for Workers Injured on the job and now with these cut
the State of Oregon has created a Divorce state.

Sen Eileen Qutub's e-mail is She is the Rep for District 4
Phone number 503-579-3165. If this program cut affects you e-mail or call and let these
caring and considerate Lawmakers know your concerns. I WILL BELIEVE ME!

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