Personal Stories

Update: December 11, 2018

Today the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote to renew the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program for three months as part of the IMPROVE Act, (H.R. 7217). We expect a vote in the Senate on a companion bill will follow soon after. By renewing MFP for three months, the IMPROVE Act gives the program a needed bridge into the new Congress in 2019, when we can advocate for a longer renewal. Act now to ask your Members of Congress to vote YES to help people with disabilities live in the community! Learn more about MFP here


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?