Saving the iBudget Waiver Means Saving Thousands of Meaningful Lives

Three weeks ago the Save the iBudget Waiver Campaign was launched. Since then we have heard from thousands willing to make their voices heard and show lawmakers the critical importance of the iBudget Waiver and the services it covers.

The Governor sent his budget highlights for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, including many of the dollars needed for 2020. We are pleased with his support!  However, the work has just begun to secure his recommendations in the final budget decided in the 2020 Legislative Session.  

Your voice remains critical.  

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News and Updates

Since launching the campaign, several major media outlets in Florida have run stories regarding the issue and the Save the iBudget Waiver Campaign. Such outlets include the Miami Herald, the Tampa Bay Times and the Orlando Sentinel. Read and share these new stories by visiting the news section of the campaign website.

FDDC Executive Director on Political Talk Show The Usual Suspects
FDDC Executive Director on Political Talk Show The Usual Suspects
In addition to this coverage, FDDC Executive Director Valerie Breen was featured on The Usual Suspects on Sunday, November 10. A iring in 38 counties, The Usual Suspects has become one of North Florida and South Georgia's premier political talk shows by i nterviewing prominent government officials and significant personalities in the political arena. 

You can watch Valerie's Usual Suspects interview by clicking here or on the image above. 
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Easy to Use Social Media Posts

If you use social media to communicate with those you know, we've created easy to use sample posts and a hashtag (#SavetheiBudget) for platforms like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.  

Visit our new section for posting on social media by clicking here.
About the iBudget Waiver

The iBudget Waiver is a health insurance program that serves nearly 35,000 individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

It is funded by federal and state dollars through Medicaid - the only public health insurance program available to people with disabilities - and provides critical, specialized long-term services that are not available through standard Medicaid managed care providers or private health insurance companies. 

Florida has the fourth-largest economy in the United States, yet currently ranks 49th in Medicaid spending to provide services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our Legislature must understand the iBudget Waiver's critical importance in people's lives.

Please help Save the iBudget Waiver...
because it's the right thing to do.

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