Personal Stories

Update: November 10, 2020

The US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in California v. Texas, a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) arguing that the law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional and that because of that, the entire law should be struck down.

A coalition of disability organizations, including CPR, has worked throughout the course of this litigation to represent the disability community and filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court earlier this year, explaining the importance of the ACA for people with disabilities. You can read the coalition’s statement on today’s argument here. More information on the case, including background information and legal filings, can be found on our webpage.

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?