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#1 of 66 Old 02-05-2009, 12:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Is starting up again. Here is a map, if your state hasn't dropped funding and you want to participate please let me know, just post here and I'll get some details to you.

http://www.icgi.org/Medicaid_Project/index.htm
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I would like to participate. I am in PA.

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A few of us in The Lone Star State are getting together tomorrow night for our Medicaid project.

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A few of us in The Lone Star State are getting together tomorrow night for our Medicaid project.

I am in the other part of the state, but let me know if there is something I can do from here
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I am in tx let me know how I can help
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I'm in Iowa...I'd love to help.

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I'm in GA and have sent a packet of information and a plea to end Medicaid funding to the appropriations committees of both the house and senate and to the Health and Human Services committee of the senate and to the chairmen and secretary of the same committee in the house. Also sent a packet and plea to the head of DHR and the head of GA Medicaid. If anyone else in GA wants to work on this, PM me.
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Rhode Island here. Honestly, I'm surprised that we still fund this here. I had no idea.
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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.
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I am in WI and am interested in helping.
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Another idea is to write letters to the editor of your local newspapers. Emphasize how much MONEY would be saved by the state if circ funding were dropped.

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I'm in Indiana- how can I get started?
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Another idea is to write letters to the editor of your local newspapers. Emphasize how much MONEY would be saved by the state if circ funding were dropped.
Has anyone written a letter like this? I am considering writing to some local papers but I would love some examples.
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I'm in CT. I had no idea and would love to help.
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I am in TN and would like to know how I can help.

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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.

Expecting a boy? Be sure to check out MDC's Case Against Circumcision!
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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.

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