Tuesday, June 20, 2017

#SaveMedicaid #NoCutsNoCaps


I worry about our countries healthcare. Those that need it, aren't getting it. We pay for our own because our works are so small. 

I worry about people like my nephew Emerson that may loose Medicaid. They have helped him with hearing aids, a walker, a wheelchair, therapies and more. 

Trisomy 18 is considered Incompatable With Life in hospitals. My sister did nothing to help him in the beginning. Once he hit 2 months, and was still growing she chose to fight for him. He is showing us that he is Compatible With Life. He's potty trained, can understand yes and no, is happy most of the time, walks, and more. 

I've been emailing and calling my senators to help save Medicaid. There is a list of Senators, and how to get ahold of them here: http://contact411.blogspot.com/2017/05/us-senators-115th-congress.html

You can use my nephew Emerson's story, or a story of someone you know to make them understand how Medicaid has helped. 

Their phones should be ringing off the hook, but people just aren't standing up for those that need it the most. 

If you don't know what to say there are helpful scripts here: https://medicaid.publicrep.org/feature/call/

Thank you so much!

Emerson thanks you too!


4 comments:

Crystal Collier said...

Poor, sweet boy. My brother was special needs, high functioning but with mental handicaps. It's a hard life for these special ones.

Mandy 'n' Justin said...

Feeling really depressed today after the Ossoff loss yesterday. I know I should try harder and fight more (especially for people like Emerson), but it all feels like it's to no avail. I am so hoping they find something during the investigation of Trump. I have no idea how all of the bad policies he and the Rs have made can be undone, but I feel like we at least need a starting point. My heart breaks for Emerson and other children and adults who will potentially lose their healthcare… Meanwhile, I am praying that this doesn't also affect my family. :(

alissa apel said...

@Mandy I watched Nightline about Ossoff. So sad!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I truly hope those that need Medicare don't lose it. It's such a shame that in a country as rich as ours, we have so many how don't have access to healthcare or have to live on pins and needles wondering if tomorrow will be the day it gets snatched away. It's ridiculous!

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