While YES, technically, people with disabilities can get married, SOME face harsh penalties that are so steep they have no choice, but to not get married.This is similar to the argument people who were against LGBT marriage equality used when they said “technically” gay people could get married because they could marry a member of the opposite sex.The person that makes such decisions is not being given a choice. How can anyone tell me I have a choice when choosing between living life and marriage?That choice has been taken from them because invariably they are going to choose life, food, medication, having help doing bodily functions, etc. It is a FACT that you don’t even have to be married to lose these services.This is not just the case for those of us with physical disabilities.
I understand it better than most, so let me try to answer your concerns, and criticism, and questions.It can affect anyone with a disability, and maybe it might not be affecting a person right now.However, if their disability progresses, this may become an issue they face, and they may have to end up getting divorced.It is a FACT that Medicaid is the only insurance those of us with home health care needs can utilize for said needs. While some private insurances MIGHT offer private duty nursing, many of us do not qualify for nursing. We also have to be careful how much we make, because we cannot afford to lose services.It is a FACT that some of us who need these services are working. So, if Medicaid is the ONLY insurance we can use to get important life saving services or waiver services that buy us much needed equipment like lifts to get us in and out of bed or certain parts of wheelchairs we need that other insurance will not pay for, we have to follow the parameters to stay on Medicaid.