Medicaid is the biggest health care program in the country. It’s an important part of the United States health care system. But a lot of the information out there about Medicaid and attempts to change it can be difficult to understand and navigate. That’s why ASAN is proud to announce the release of our plain language resource “A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid.” This resource was developed in collaboration with the Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training Collaborative (ASERT), and with funding from the WITH Foundation.
This resource is the third of several that ASAN is developing to equip self-advocates to participate in important conversations about our lives and the services we rely on. The Medicaid toolkit is available in two versions:
- Our Easy Read Edition. The Easy Read version is divided into six parts, each containing one subject discussed in the toolkit: Medicaid introduction and background, Who Can Get Medicaid?, What Does Medicaid Pay For?, Medicaid funding, What Could Happen to Medicaid?, and a summary and glossary explaining the terms we use in the toolkit. The Easy Read version uses pictures along with text, and has more white space.
- A Plain Language Version for either those with vision-related disabilities or those who would prefer a version without accompanying graphics. The Plain Language Version is available as one document, or in individual parts.
The Plain Language Version is also available in separate parts. Each part has its own glossary, and there is also a separate glossary with all of the terms from every section. Click on the title of any of parts the below to download it:
- Part 1: Medicaid Introduction and Background (Plain Language)
- Part 2: Who Can Get Medicaid? (Plain Language)
- Part 3: What Does Medicaid Pay For? (Plain Language)
- Part 4: Medicaid Funding (Plain Language)
- Part 5: What Could Happen to Medicaid? (Plain Language)
- Part 6: Summary and Glossary (Plain Language)
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