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A $500 million Medicaid boost gives Colorado a chance to re-do its disability services

Nancy Bach, 63, can handle most of the daily tasks for her 36-year-old niece, Elizabeth, who has developmental disabilities. But Bach’s hands shake with persistent tremors, making it impossible to fill the pillboxes that sort her niece’s complicated array of prescriptions. The two of them need help, and good help is hard to find.  When […]

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Colorado will finally get hundreds off the waitlist for disabilities services. But not everyone.

Joni Krickbaum found out recently that her son, who is 34 and has severe disabilities, will soon get a spot in a state program for people who need round-the-clock help with personal care and supervision. It only took 20 years.  Krickbaum immediately cried when she got word two weeks ago that her son would soon […]

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Colorado vowed to end the waitlist for an adult disability program by 2020. Nearly 3,000 people are still waiting.

Like most people in their 20s, Brennan Froehlke wants to move out of his parents’ house and share a place with friends.  His parents, Margaret and Bob Froehlke, have been meticulously planning for the day for more than 12 years. That’s how long ago they signed up for a developmental and intellectual disabilities program –– […]