I wish this situation was restricted to Georgia. The fact is there's been a push on, ever since a certain someone became President, to cut Medicaid costs. If these same cuts were tried with Medicare, there'd be a huge uproar because of the political clout senior citizens carry, but unfortunately, it is easier to deny care to children with disabilities. I know that things are pretty bad in Tennessee as well. Here in CA, there have been cuts, but it sounds like not as extreme as what you're talking about in GA. Something that has been done here, which is totally unfair, is that for 3 years in a row, the state kept the federal COLA that is given to SSI recipients. A group with which I'm involved through work has a legislative day in Sacramento every year. I was explaining this to one of the legislative aides and he said, ''Really? But that's not fair''.... Yes, dear, that's what I'm telling you! Why were SSI recipients singled out as the ONLY people in the state expected to surrender an approved ''raise'' to help balance the budget? Ahnie had a hare-brained scheme to cut the wages of In Home Support Services personnel from $10 to $7 an hour, too. If you had any idea how difficult it is to find people who will do it for $10, you'd understand what a cut to $7 would mean- many people simply wouldn't be able to find help, which was probably the idea behind the proposal. Luckily, that one died.