Medicaid is a Disability Rights Issue

Yes, this!!!
Mitch McConnell and all his fellow Republican cronies need to read this and look at the pictures of these people……me and my disabled friends are real human beings.

We too live in America, which is supposed to be The Land Of The Free.

We have the same right to Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness as all of those who want to decimate us by taking the only service we have that allows us to be able to live independently and be a part of the communities we live in.

Just because we cannot work, does not mean we should have to suffer and die.

We WILL suffer and we WILL die if Medicaid is taken from us.

To Mitch and Co. when you read this, i hope this helps you all to find your heart.

Running with Crutches

Nearly once a week a conservative “friend” of mine writes something along the lines of “Yeah–cut back on Medicaid! No one should be living off the system.” I usually hide these from my newsfeed because I feel my blood boil. I am on Medicaid. About a quarter of my friends are on Medicaid. We all have one thing in common: we are disabled and require personal care attendants (PCAs) for daily life. I am amongst the more independent (at least physically) of my friends; I only need a PCA for an hour a day. Many of my friends require 24-hour assistance. If they cannot feed themselves or use the bathroom by themselves, having a PCA is not an option; it is a necessity. For me, having a PCA costs $35 a day, but for many it is exponentially more. The heartbreaking reality is that some of them do not qualify…

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