Need your help to get this in top 10 ideas to go to Obama. Please go to the site and spread the word....it will be greatly appreciated by the developmental disabled and their families! Thanks, Critter NEW ROUND OF VOTING BEGINS MONDAY, JANUARY 5 TO ASK FOR FULL FUNDING FOR MEDICAID WAIVERS - AND TO CREATE PORTABILITY OF SERVICES VOTE NOW - OR VOTE AGAIN IF YOU DID BEFORE! http://www.change.org/ideas/view/fully_fund_medicaid_waivers_for_the_developmentally_disabled 1804 people voted to help fully fund the medicaid waiver program in the first round of voting on Ideas for America on Change.org. This level of voting put us in the top 3 of the health care category, which has given us a place in the final voting process to be one of the Top 10 Ideas for America. It is time to vote again - or vote for the first time if you didn't vote before. All votes from round one have been deleted - you must return to vote again. Go to the link above to vote. The proposal is for this funding to be included in the economic stimulus package that will soon be developed by the Obama administration. Funding medicaid waivers creates jobs while helping those who need the supports. Important Note: Make CERTAIN your vote registers. You must click on the number to the left of the title that says "VOTE" under it in order to have your vote actually count. Once you have done that, it will say "VOTED". Registering on the site and entering a comment DOES NOT count as a vote! We lost about 1/3 of our votes in the last round this way! If we make it to the Top 10, Change.org will: On January 16th, Change.org will co-host an event at the National Press Club in Washington, Difficult Child to announce the top 10 rated ideas and our plans for supporting the formation of a national advocacy campaign behind each idea in collaboration with our nonprofit partners. The top 10 ideas will also be presented to President Obama on inauguration day. Please distribute this message widely to your contacts via email and all membership organizations. Last day of voting: January 15.