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December 14th, 2017

Chiropractor Services Must Be Kept Safe in FY16 Budget

Editor,

I am writing to express my disapproval of the plan to cut chiropractor services from state plan Medicaid. Chiropractor services are vital, especially for people whose epilepsy isn’t fully controlled with medication and those who have to endure debilitating side affects like insomnia, which leads to difficulty getting a good night’s sleep, weight gain, difficulty concentration and so forth. Cutting these services is like imposing a TAX increase on the poor. Traditional medications don’t always work.

I would love to be seizure free one day. It’s time that we as a state start addressing income equality and look at raising taxes on those who can afford to pay more. According to the news, the world’s richest 1% will one day control most of the wealth in the U.S and the rest of the world. This state needs to address healthcare reform that covers things like chiropractor services. Cost shifting is not the way and only results in higher cost elsewhere. Please develop a budget that meets the needs of the people instead of managing the money. This state must get serious about addressing income inequality. Our future prosperity depends on it! Please stop cutting vital services that people with disabilities and others depend on.

Nicole LeBlanc

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