Medicaid Expansion is Good Policy for People with Disabilities; Direct Care Workforce

Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organization members have consistently supported Medicaid expansion. Medicaid provides access to critical services for many people with disabilities which are not available at all or to the degree needed in private insurance. Expanding Medicaid eligibility to a more reasonable poverty level will not only provide vital, comprehensive and affordable health care benefits to many people with complex conditions and mental health needs who struggle to manage their health and keep working, but will also increase the hours that direct care workers can contribute to supporting people with disabilities, without fear of falling off the benefits cliff. Read full statement.