THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS UNDER-COUNTED FLORIDA'S AUTISM POPULATION NUMBERS BY ALMOST 200,000 PEOPLE BASED ON 2008 CDC AUTISM NUMBERS:
Pamela Jo Bondi, Florida's Attorney General, authorized lawyers under her supervision to make material representations to a federal judge in Tallahassee in the Dykes v. Dudek, (United States District Court, N.D. Fla., Case No. 4:11-cv-00116-RS-WCS) Medicaid Wait List case, that there were less than appx. 19,000 persons with developmental disabilities in all categories who by virtue of the diagnosis are entitled to be receiving funding for Medicaid Wait List services.
Did Pamela Jo Bondi deliberately lie to the federal judge to conceal Florida's financial obligation for the Autism population's entitlement to receive the Medicaid Wait List Services (and/or other funding for lifetime Autism costs)? YOU BE THE JUDGE:
Calculations of Actual Autism Population Count Numbers
Alachua County, Florida reported for April 1, 2010 date (Census), having 247,336 people residing in the County. Alachua County estimated the population count for April 1, 2011 only added 1 single person, to total a County population count of 247,337 people for the year 2011. http://edr.state.fl.us/Content/population-demographics/data/2011_Pop_Estimates.pdf.
The state of Florida reported for April 1, 2010 date (Census), having 18,801,301 people residing in the state. The state of Florida estimated the population count for April 1, 2011 totaled a state population count of 18,904,048 people. id.
On Jan. 1, 2012, the population of the United States was 312,780,968 people. http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2011/12/30/us-population-2012-nearly-313-million-people.
Calculation of the 2008 Autism population Count numbers based on the CDC findings:
At the official CDC 1 in 88 people in the population rate of Autism, Alachua County’s Autism population calculates to be 2,810 people for the year 2008.
At the official CDC 1 in 88 people in the population rate of Autism, Florida’s Autism population calculates to be 214,919 people for the year 2008.
At the official CDC 1 in 88 people in the population rate of Autism, the United States’ Autism population calculates to be 3,554,329 people for the year 2008.
A WHOPPER OF A MIS-REPRESENTATION BY THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL INFLICTING UNTOLD HARM ON AUTISM FAMILIES AND THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF AUTISM PERSONS IN FLORIDA:
The state of Florida (according to calculations based on the most recent CDC findings of the Autism population rates and high percentage increases every two years) is facing an almost TWO TRILLION DOLLAR Autism lifetime costs based on 2012 figures -
THOSE are a little bit DIFFERENT figures than the material mis-representations made by Pamela Jo Bondi to the federal judge in the Dykes v. Dudek case of there being only appx. 19,000 total population in Florida for ALL developmentally disabled people lumped together.
CDC’s most recently released Autism population report states an official Autism increase is occurring of appx. 79 % per year Nationwide, and 80 % every two years for Florida. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6103a1.htm?s_cid=ss6103a1_w.
Adjustment to reflect the 2010 and 2012 Autism population rate increases of 80 % every two years for Florida:
Based on the CDC’s findings that Florida’s Autism population rate was increasing 80 % every two years, the Autism population count numbers for 2010 are an estimated 386,584 people for the year 2010, and 696,338 people for the year 2012.
This brings the total lifetime Autism costs at $2.4 Million each for Florida’s 2010 Autism population count numbers of 386,584 to a total of $ 927,801,600,000.
This further brings the total lifetime Autism costs at $2.4 Million each for Florida’s 2012 Autism population count numbers of 696,338 people to a total of $ 1,671,211,200,000.
2012: ALMOST TWO TRILLION DOLLARS LIFETIME COSTS FOR ALL PERSONS WITH AUTISM IN FLORIDA !~!!!
FLORIDA'S AUTISM POPULATION COUNT NUMBERS ARE INCREASING 80 % EVERY TWO YEARS (according to CDC findings) !~!!!
WHO AND HOW IS FLORIDA GOING TO PAY FOR THE STATE'S TOTAL AUTISM COSTS NOW AND IN THE FUTURE ???????
ASK THE FEDERAL JUDGE IN DYKES v. DUDEK WHY FLORIDA'S REPUBLICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL IS NOT "FESSING UP" TO FLORIDA'S *REAL* AUTISM FACTS.
WHY THE GAP OF THE MISSING AUTISM PEOPLE IN FLORIDA BETWEEN THOSE FLORIDA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL "ADDS UP" AND THE *REAL* AUTISM POPULATION COUNT AND COSTS ?
To Autism Families Everywhere -- How is it in YOUR state ?