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An energetic, petite young woman with an intellectual disability, a movement disorder and other disabilities, Samantha requires continuous supervision and care. She lived at home with her parents in nearby Hickory until her managed care organization (MCO), Partners Health Management, started cutting her services, denying higher rates of pay for the workers who provided her specialized care, and refusing to allow Samantha’s parents to supplement her care when workers couldn’t be found.

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