We constantly talk about how Medicaid is a lifeline for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), but sometimes we need a reminder of what that actually means.
Medicaid provides individuals with significant disabilities who generally don’t have access to employer-based or other private coverage access to health insurance and programs that help them live independently in the community. For many families a Medicaid waiver is the difference between their loved one living in an institution or remaining at home, surrounded by friends and family.
Please take a moment to read about Colena Jones and her son Vernon.
To learn more about how Medicaid is a lifeline for Vernon and so many others, visit our Don’t Cut Our Lifeline page on our website.