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PHOTO: Carolyn Finnell

PHOTO: Anita Cameron

PHOTO: Gary Schneider the Long term care director for HCPF

PHOTO: ADAPT T-shirt that reads, the battle of HCPF - our homes not nursing homes

PHOTO: a strong wind blows before the storm

PHOTO: Strong hailstorm on the streets of Denver

PHOTO: Dawn Russell, cold, wet and not backing down

ADAPT Vigil Day Six

Undeterred by rain

PHOTO: Rick James

Rick James

(DENVER July 10, 2002) ADAPT braced for rain at around 5:00 pm on the sixth day of their vigil demanding HCPF not cut or cap Home-Health services and keep promises made about Medicaid-funded long term care.

“Colorado Human Services do not want us here. Power and water were cut off here,” said Anita Cameron of ADAPT. “Human Services staff have been coming out and being nasty and stuff, one person yelled at me.”

Carol Workman-Allen came out of retirement to work with HCPF to develop Senate Bill 27, she negotiated for electrical power to recharge wheelchairs said Anita.

In a meeting today at 10 am in the Human Services Building, HCPF officials said that the state was reconsidering the cap on Home-Health services. The meeting concerned a proposal for more consumer-directed services called SB 27.

The statement that the cap was being reconsidered boosted advocates resolve who have spent five days camped in front of the Medicaid offices. The encouragement was welcome as a thunderstorm crashed down on advocates. The thunderstorm was uncommonly powerful for Denver and included a strong hailstorm.

“We have cleaned up the area to protect our stuff from the rain,” said Anita Cameron, but be clear – we are not leaving.”

- Tim Wheat



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