Personal Stories

Update: December 6, 2019

Exciting news about Money Follows the Person (MFP): Today Congress introduced bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize MFP! This is the first time there has been a bill to permanently fund this important program that provides states funding to help people with disabilities move from institutions back to their communities.  YOUR advocacy for MFP over the last two years has brought us to this point. The bill still must pass the full Senate and House, and we’ll keep you updated as we continue our advocacy to fund MFP. Read more details and keep updated on 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?