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Author: Lainey Morrow, Medicaid Saves Lives’ Founder
It’s customary this time of year to count our blessings, and there’s one in particular that millions of Americans shouldn’t forget: Medicaid.
If you’re a recipient (or know a recipient), think for a second what your life would be like without Medicaid.
My little girl qualifies for TEFRA because of her diagnosis, and she’s thriving because Medicaid gives her treatments like therapy and medicines that we simply can’t afford. Medicaid not only helps her day-to-day, but it’s also giving her a future where she may someday be able to live on her own and provide for herself. Because of Medicaid, she can climb stairs, say that she wants a drink, draw a line, feed herself with a spoon, and sit quietly with other students around a table. When I think of life without Medicaid, I see many who would be crushed under personal debt and suffering without hope.
If you’re thankful for Medicaid, please tell those who make our state and national policies, especially if you need to continue receiving it.
This is the perfect time of year to let our lawmakers know that we’re thankful for Medicaid. Why? Because it’s improving and even saving lives! I ask you to take a moment, and write your elected officials a note. Even better, include a photo. Tell them why Medicaid is important to you. If writing several is overwhelming, just start with one.
You can also post on social media about why Medicaid is important to you using the hashtag #thankful4Medicaid to help others see why Medicaid is so important.
We need to tell everyone the great things that Medicaid does and who it helps. People need to hear this positive message. By sending notes, calling, and posting on social media, we are clearly communicating that we still need Medicaid, and we’re directly asking the people in charge to continue funding Medicaid for us.
Let’s flood our government with letters and calls this holiday season!
Contact any elected official in the US!
The news changes like the wind. Are they voting or aren’t they? Repeal and replace or repeal without replace? No matter what’s happening with them, we need to continue to make our needs and wants abundantly clear.
Many are saying that they can’t get through to Senators via phone calls. Don’t stop calling because they are counting the calls. 866-426-2631
However, social media is a great way to publicly contact your Senators, especially since they won’t post their direct email addresses.
Share this graphic with them and tag them in your posts. Use hash tags like #BCRA or #ProtectOurCare to help others see your posts!
With the looming Medicaid cuts, people want to learn how to get involved and fast! This training resource is from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. You may be advocating for a different condition, but the information they’ve gathered here is very valuable for everyone.
Their page gives a whole list of information and strategies to effectively take action when advocating for yourself or a loved one.
Their page will give you:
- A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Getting Through to your Elected Officials
- Fact Sheet: How to Call Your Elected Officials
- Fact Sheet: In-Person Meetings with Elected Officials
- Fact Sheet: Sending Elected Officials Emails, Letters, and Faxes
Get to work!