Personal Stories

Update: April 22, 2019

Thanks to your hard work,  H.R. 1839, the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act is now law.  This bill adds additional short-term funding to the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program to and extends the expiring spousal impoverishment protections for people receiving Home and Community Based Services through September 2019.  We will continue advocating for long-term funding for the MFP program through the EMPOWER Care Act.  Learn more about EMPOWER Care Act and how you can help 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?