Faces of Medicaid
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Millions of Americans rely on Medicaid to live with dignity. They, along with millions of other people with disabilities, will be harmed by the Senate’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that cuts the revenue necessary to fund Medicaid. This isn’t about data and numbers, it’s about the lives of real people. See some of their stories below. We hope it will inspire you to take action. You can submit your own story here.
My nephews rely on services provided by Medicaid to succeed in school.
That's me on the left hugging my sister Becka. We both benefit from Medicaid. My sister has Down Syndrome and was born with a hole in her heart. Medicaid helps pay for her medical expenses, which might eventually include her getting surgery for a pacemaker. I am deaf. Medicaid helped pay for my cochlear implant in my right ear so I can "hear." Without my cochlear implant, I was forced to guess at conversations among hearing people or just be left out altogether. With Medicaid, my sister and I can afford medical surgeries that would be too expensive otherwise.