Nick Dupree, 34, died at New York Presbyterian Hospital February 18, 2017. A true Renaissance man, Nick fought for Medicaid reform in his home state of Alabama before moving to New York City in 2008, where he continued blogging about the issue at Nick’sCrusade, as well as writing, painting and creating comics. (The painting to the right is one of Nick's self-portraits.)
Instead of a formal obituary, I will let Nick tell his own story.
Alabama Medicaid Agency had no plan for continuing home care for people beyond age 21, even for the most severely disabled ventilator-dependent Alabamians. By January 2001, too many other vent-using young adults had already received their bloodless form letter or slip with computer code from Montgomery announcing the “termination” of their life-sustaining care, and had “aged out” of federally-mandated EPSDT care, and been dropped by home care just for turning 21, put in awful positions.
or here: The Coler Chronicles: Collected Bloggings of the Institution Days.”