Hi Day-by-Day, I have been confused by the thread. We didn’t expand Medicaid to reach to people above the poverty level - that is true - it still requires poverty level based on the state declared poverty limits. Other states did make it possible for people above the poverty level to qualify for assistance.
I think my confusion was that when I requested Medicaid for Jeb as the meeting with SS after they had made the decision that he qualified for ssdi and ssi, they asked about his current insurance continuing. Could be I didn’t understand why they were asking at the time. I lock up mentally around Social Security, I still get too tense each time a letter arrives, I have to make myself open the letters.
Any positive changes that are occurring in Texas are focused on the major cities - most of Texas geographically is small towns and counties where people get the same response we got when we asked for help. Statewide they should be applying the law changes that allow judges to order forced meds. If you look at the treatment advocacy center web page you will see that Texas receives a grade of “F” in using the laws.
Where my son lives now has actual CIT officers - from what I understand from the families who live there, if you get lucky you might get a CIT officer.