A retired laborer in Fairbanks, Alaska named Mark Hojem set about doing renovations for those with disabilities. He requested a handicap-accessible shower for a disabled client. The request went to Medicaid. It was approved a month later. But payment took four months. For the disabled, four months is a very long time. By the time payment was approved, the patient had died. This is the kind of problem D4D is trying to solve.
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