For many adults with developmental disabilities, Medicaid is their health insurance. It pays for care from doctors, specialists, and hospitals, as well as prescriptions. California, like all states, also receives Medicaid funding to help pay for the cost of long-term supports that people with developmental disabilities receive. If you or someone you know receives services paid for by a Regional Center, Medicaid most likely helps pay for it. Medicaid currently pays approximately half the cost of many community services through Regional Centers.
Hundreds of thousands of Californians with developmental disabilities depend on Medicaid – or will need it in the future – to remain healthy, live in the community, and stay out of costly institutions.
Your Congressional Representatives and Senators need to know the impact Medicaid has on people’s lives so that they can make an informed decision. They know that Medicaid provides health coverage but may not realize all the other things Medicaid does, like funding In-Home Support Services (IHSS).
Please tell and show us your Medicaid Story and we will make sure it gets told to those who need to hear it.
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