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post #21 of 66
I am in TN and would like to know how I can help.
post #22 of 66
I'm in Colorado and I would like to help too.
post #23 of 66
I'm in Texas. Just let me know whatcha need me to do.
post #24 of 66
Thread Starter 
Again, anyone who has asked but hasn't received a PM please let me know by posting here (PMs are full right now). I will get back to you.
post #25 of 66
I'm in CT as well and would like to participate.
post #26 of 66
I'm in PA. I would like to get involved!
post #27 of 66
New Yorker here--what can I do to help?
post #28 of 66
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Originally Posted by Jeff B View Post
If you live in a state that still funds non-therapeutic circumcisions with Medicaid, the three most important people to write are your own state legislators and the state Medicaid Director. In most states you can find the contact information for your state senator and state representative on the state legislature's web site.
I would love to be involved. I have already written my state legislators or spoken with them in person.
post #29 of 66
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Originally Posted by beru View Post
Has anyone written a letter like this? I am considering writing to some local papers but I would love some examples.
I did a long time ago (before our state dropped Medicaid coverage.) I don't remember exactly what I said. But you could say:


"In this era of budget cuts and tightening fiscal belts, the state of X would be wise to consider ending circumcision as a Medicaid benefit. Doing so would immediately result in dramatic savings that could be used to provide other, more essential health services for the people of X state. Being born male does not require immediate surgery (i.e. circumcision), and it certainly does not require immediate surgery at taxpayer expense. The state of X should join the sixteen other states that save millions of dollars each year by ending circumcision as a paid benefit of Medicaid. "


Editors prefer letters that are short and to the point.
post #30 of 66
I'd like to participate! I'm in NY
post #31 of 66
in MD how can i help?
post #32 of 66
I am in Delaware and would like to help.
post #33 of 66
In a nutshell, if you live in a state that still funds unnecessary circumcisions, please write to your state's Medicaid director asking them to "stop wasting money on unnecessary circumcisions" and also send the letter to as many of your state (not federal) legislators as you are willing to do. Usually, you can google this contact information.

Every state has to make budget cuts, this one makes sense.
post #34 of 66
Moving to Activism

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post #35 of 66
Oh my gosh, I can't believe NC dropped funding already. I would've thought we'd be one of the last hold outs. Now if we can get licensing for CPM's...
post #36 of 66
Florida is listed as having dropped the RIC coverage. The Medicaid HMO's added it back last year as a covered procedure for infants up to a year( some "only" cover it until 12 weeks of age-gag).

http://portal.flmmis.com/flpublic/Re...0/Default.aspx

You can look up HMO by county here and see the "extras" they cover.
post #37 of 66
I just e-mailed my state (Indiana) legislators and here is the director a link to the director of medicaid's e-mail address:
http://www.in.gov/phonebook.htm

His name is Jeffrey Wells but there are two people by that name working for the state, he is the director of medicaid, not a conservation officer!

Thank you for this thread!:
post #38 of 66
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Christian_mom View Post
I just e-mailed my state (Indiana) legislators and here is the director a link to the director of medicaid's e-mail address:
http://www.in.gov/phonebook.htm

His name is Jeffrey Wells but there are two people by that name working for the state, he is the director of medicaid, not a conservation officer!

Thank you for this thread!:
Thank you for that! Let us know if you get a reply.
post #39 of 66
If anyone has the contact info for the medicaid director for NY and any other officials, please post
post #40 of 66
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mamapits View Post
If anyone has the contact info for the medicaid director for NY and any other officials, please post
New York

Ms. Deborah Bachrach, Deputy Commissioner

Office of Health Insurance Programs

New York State Department of Health

Empire State Plaza

Room 1466, Corning Tower Building

Albany, NY 12237

Commercial: (518) 474-3018

Fax Number: (518) 486-6852

You'll have to look up the address of your local senator and represenative based on your address/voting district
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