Kudos to the Dec. 13 Herald editorial regarding the "cut" in state funding for children who have received medical assistance through the Children's Medical Services. We are talking about help for the "least of us."
I read the articles by Carol Marbin Miller in the Miami Herald last week and was sickened by what I read. In an attempt to save money, 9,000 children were purged from the list. That is despicable.
We have a budget surplus, yet "the suits" wanted more so they socked it to the children. They were even clever enough to include a trick question for parents as they filled out the paperwork. This goes beyond the pale.
I know of a local family whose monthly insurance bill was $20. Their new monthly insurance bill is $600. They had to drop out.
I have a rich background in special education as a teacher, supervisor, and principal. I understand the daily challenges that parents face. To pull the rug out of the health care for their children in a terse letter is criminal.
Since children don't vote, we, the taxpayers, must stand firm in our effort to care for them. Please contact those who represent us in Tallahassee as well as the governor.