Personal Stories

Update: November 16, 2017

Today the House voted and passed their tax bill. The Senate is expected to vote shortly after Thanksgiving. If the Senate bill passes there will be a conference negotiation between the two chambers over the final legislation. Both bills still include massive tax cuts for corporations and wealthy individuals - dramatically reducing revenue and leaving Medicaid vulnerable to cuts and caps and causing automatic cuts to Medicare. Both bills contain tax provisions that hurt people with disabilities. And now the Senate has added repeal of part of the Affordable Care Act, causing the loss of insurance by millions and increases in premiums.  

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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 member’s 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 member’s 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?