The Arc Wisconsin Mobilizes Grassroots Advocates to Protect Medicaid

The Arc Wisconsin has published documents to help mobilize advocates to protect Medicaid.  First, as part of the Survival Coalition, the chapter compiled a collection of stories demonstrating the importance of Medicaid to the 1st Congressional District, which House Speaker Paul Ryan represents.  Additionally, the chapter collaborated with the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities and People First Wisconsin to create a guide to proposed Medicaid changes for self-advocates.  The document first explains the broad range of services Medicaid covers from medical care to job coaches.  Next, it provides a plain language explanation of how a per capita cap would work, examples of ways the state might change the program to save money, gives sample questions for policymakers, and lists key policymakers for self-advocates to contact.