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A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid

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 Special Hope 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-Text Version for either those with vision-related disabilities or those who would prefer a version without accompanying graphics. The Plain Text Version is available as one document, or in individual parts.
Easy Read Edition
The Easy Read Edition is split into 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 the parts below to download it:

Plain Text Version

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