Recent efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act have put the health care of millions of people at risk. Among those who would be hit hardest by recent proposals in Congress are people with Medicaid. Medicaid is a vital program that provides health security for 11 million older adults with low incomes.
To show what is at stake, Medicare Rights produced a short video highlighting the story of Ann and Ti. Ann is a caregiver to her partner Ti, and their story is one of love and caring but also one filled with advocacy on Ann’s part to preserve the Medicaid program, without which she and Ti could not survive. We helped Ann and thousands of others raise their voices against these proposals, so their voices could be joined with millions of others. It is stories like this one that will help us continue to protect the care of older adults now and in the future.