Wisconsin Government
United States of America

Alright, this petition is for my daughter and every other child suffering from cleft lip and palate in the state of Wisconsin.

My daughter was born on October 1, 2003. She was born with a complete cleft lip and palate. If you don’t know what that is it is basically when the child’s lip is not together and they don’t have a roof in their mouth.

She has been on Badger Care, the state insurance, for all of her life. Yesterday, June 18, 2007, I received a notice in the mail. My daughter is no longer on badger care because I got a part time job to help pay bills. My husband and I only make 100 more than what the limit is for low income. We cannot afford to pay $100 a week for the insurance through his work and we also cannot pay the couple thousand bills that we would expect to receive from her surgeries and her appointments. My daughter has a clinic coming up which takes 5 hours. We cannot afford to sit in that doctor’s office for 5 hours.

We also find out when her next surgery is, but the sad thing is she cannot have that surgery because Wisconsin’s Badger Care Program dropped her. I believe that any child with a cleft lip should be covered for life, to make sure they have a better life. I don’t care if their parents are multimillionaires or don’t even have a penny to their names.

My daughter can only say 4 clear words, Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, and kitty. She can say other words but you have to know her to understand her. Sometimes I even have to play guessing games to figure out what she is saying. That is what the surgery coming up is for it is to help her speak more clear.

My daughter knows that she is different. She knows that her lip isn’t the same as her cousins. She knows that she cannot talk as well as others. Sometimes she even plays it up to get her way.

All I want is my daughter to lead a normal life as much as possible. I want her to be happy. I told her this morning that she won’t get any more surgeries until mommy figures out the state, she cried. She knows that she needs her surgeries.

I want to get as many signatures as possible to get cleft lip and palate covered no matter what by badger care, because no child should suffer due to their parents’ income.

We, the undersigned, call on the state of Wisconsin to get Badger Care to cover Cleft lip and palate, and other cosmetic birth defects no matter what their parents' income.

The Get Cleft lip and palate covered for life petition to Wisconsin Government was written by Anonymous and is in the category Health at GoPetition.