Westerville, OH, January 19, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Vertex Systems, Inc., the leading provider of case management, vocational payroll, and financial management software for social service agencies that help those with disabilities, announced their support for the SaveMedicaid.org website and petition campaign.
SaveMedicaid.org is a nonprofit site dedicated to demonstrating to the country’s leaders, governors, and representatives how important it is to maintain funding to America’s Medicaid program for all the people it serves.
The SaveMedicaid.org site collects signatures, provides news on state Medicaid cuts, and gives tips on how to contact state and federal representatives to save this vital funding. On July 1st, 2011, the federal stimulus money for Medicaid will stop. Prior to this, SaveMedicaid.org will be sending their petition and formal letters to state governors and federal representatives urging them to do their part to help the poor and infirm in this country.
“We understand the recession has had a huge impact on state budgets,” said Tim Clark, the Director of Marketing for Vertex Systems. “But we know taking away funds from the sick, elderly, disabled, and children without health coverage is not the answer.” He added that nearly all states have a budget crisis and most are considering major cuts to Medicaid. Those cuts will result in loss of services and programs for those who cannot help themselves.
“Slashing away at Medicaid will also mean more lost jobs in those states. And businesses will lose revenue from the money they spend. People will go without care they need. Hospices will close. People will die. Others will be forced to seek care elsewhere, like the emergency room. Which means the states will have to spend more than they save on these cuts,” said Clark.
A recent national poll from Zogby International shows that “65% of likely voters say they oppose policies that resulted in cuts to Medicaid funding for nursing home care for America’s poor and elderly.” The poll concluded that, “72% say the federal government’s role in helping states meet their financial obligations to cover programs such as Medicaid is important.”
“This is something the people want. And people who still want Medicaid cuts may not understand how it will hurt those who need it and how it will hurt their economy,” stated Clark. “I understand that SaveMedicaid.org is trying to keep our leaders from taking drastic steps that will only shift costs and possibly increase state spending. And Medicaid cuts may harm and kill our
About Vertex Systems, Inc.
Vertex Systems is a leading provider of software and support solutions for nonprofit organizations that serve people with disabilities. Vertex Systems software helps social service agencies be more efficient, provide quality information for better decision-making, and be compliant with regulatory funding sources. For 30 years, Vertex Systems, Inc. has offered field-proven solutions so human service executives can concentrate on running their agencies. They offer case management, financial management, service billing, and sheltered workshop payroll management software. Vertex also provides an enterprise solution that connects employees to all the systems to improve teamwork, increase accuracy, and reduce steps to save time and save money.
For more information on Vertex Systems software, visit the web site at www.VertexSystems.com.
SaveMedicaid.org is a non-profit campaign designed to ensure America will continue to help those who receive Medicaid. The site’s goal is to have as many people as possible sign the petition so it can be turned in to state governors and federal representatives before the July 1, 2011 cut off date of federal stimulus dollars. They understand that people with disabilities, the elderly, children, and the poor depend on Medicaid and that state economies will be hurt by these cuts.
For more information on SaveMedicaid.org, visit the web site at www.SaveMedicaid.org.