West Virginia

124,000 West Virginians with disabilities are at risk of losing the services that enable them to live and participate in their community.

Medicaid provides 124,000 people with disabilities in West Virginia with access to critical care that helps them live independently. 

If Graham-Cassidy Passes, West Virginia will lose $27 billion in federal funding by 2036

If you care about people with disabilities – if you or someone you love is supported by Medicaid, please take action NOW

You matter, your story about Medicaid is critical, and your call makes a difference.  

Call your Representatives at: (202) 224-3121
You’ll be directed to an operator at the Capitol switchboard. This switchboard can direct you to both senators as well as representatives.

Easy Calling Script

Hello, this is[Name]. I am a resident of [Town, State] and [I/my child/sister/friend/co-worker etc] is a person with a disability who relies on Medicaid for health care and services to live and participate in the community.

I am asking [Member of Congress’ Name] to vote no on any bill that cuts funding to Medicaid and to commit to protecting Medicaid, Medicare and other critical programs.

Thank you for taking my call!

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address and zip code to ensure your call is tallied]

[Optional Add On]
Personal stories are the most effective form of advocacy. Talk about why is Medicaid important to you. 

  • If you or a family member are on Medicaid (including a waiver), what are the most important services to you? What difference has that made in yours and/or your family members lives?
    • Access to critical healthcare or therapies
    • Ability to receive in-home supports, residential supports or live independently
    • Ability to work or go to a day program (so your family can work)
  • What was your and/or your family members lives like before receiving Medicaid services?
  • Are you or a family member on a waitlist for Medicaid services? How would getting services make a difference in your lives?


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It is absolutely essential to make the case to your representatives Senator Moore, Senator Manchin, and Governor Justice, about the impact of the Medicaid per capita caps on community services and supports for individuals with disabilities.

Please, whether you’re a lifelong activist or haven’t voted in years – take five minutes today to help defend essential services for people with disabilities.

Many people with disabilities are unaware that the services they receive are part of Medicaid. Services funded through Medicaid are provided through many programs. If you’re a person with a disability and you receive any community-based support, it’s very likely through Medicaid.

Services Funded Through Medicaid

Anyone receiving services through the following Medicaid funded programs is at risk of losing benefits.


  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Waiver

  • WV Aged and Disabled Waiver

  • WV Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver


Medicaid Expansion (we use the federal marketplace)

Personal Care Services

Children with Disabilities Community Service Program (CDCSP)

Behavioral Health Services including:

  •  Targeted Case Management (TCM)
  • Behavioral Health Clinic
  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation
  • Psychological Services

Other Services Provided through Medicaid

  • Adult Emergency Dental Services
  • Dental services for children
  • Nursing services such as:  home Health, hospice, and private duty nursing
  • School based health services (school system must provide the service regardless if a parent gives permission to bill Medicaid or not).

Your Representatives

172 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Dana Richter
Legislative Assistant
306 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Katie Cassling
Legislative Assistant

State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558 2000
(888) 438 2731
Request a Meeting

Key messages:

  • Do NOT support the Graham-Cassidy bill.  
  • Do NOT allow Medicaid to be gutted.  Per Capita Caps would decimate the program on which people with disabilities and seniors rely for critical healthcare and community services.  
  • Do NOT allow states to opt out of requiring health plans to cover basic health care and keep it affordable for people with pre-existing conditions, including people with disabilities.
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