Letters to the Boston Globe show support for One Care

August 7, 2015 § Leave a comment

Today, the Boston Globe published two letters written in response to Monday’s story on the financial problems facing the One Care program.

In one, Dennis Heaphy, Cochairman of Disability Advocates Advancing Our Healthcare Rights and Cochairman of the Massachusetts One Care Implementation Council, said that Monday’s article “fails to capture the positive impact of One Care on the thousands of adults with disabilities who are enrolled in the program.” Heaphy also comments on the article’s portrayal of One Care’s financial difficulties, stating that the One Care model is “better than the fee-for-service system,” and efforts should be made to make the program “sustainable and adequately funded.”

In another letter, Dr. Kitty O’Hare, a physician affiliated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, describes how One Care helps individuals with chronic diseases of childhood. She acknowledges the need to address One Care’s financial issues, but stresses “we must not abandon the life-changing health services provided by the program.”

Click to read Dennis Heaphy’s letter.

Click to read Dr. O’Hare’s letter.

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