Medicaid provides vital services to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and has been described as a lifeline with good reason–not only is Medicaid a health insurance program, but for many it provides food, clothing, and a place to live. Medicaid provides the services of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who do so much to support individuals living in the community as independently as possible. Medicaid provides day programs, pre-vocational and career services. And Medicaid is jobs–jobs for those who provide services to the I/DD community.
Did you know that Koinonia is 98% government funded, and that 90% of our funding comes from Medicaid? Medicaid is what allows us to do what we do to serve people with I/DD.
Arbitrary cuts to Medicaid or block granting of Medicaid would threaten people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities by reducing or eliminating services in a system that is already stretched.