Agencies host event to show why "It Matters to Me" to save Medicaid

Preparing, empowering and supporting individuals with disabilities.

Stone Belt Arc and LifeDesigns co-hosted this year's It Matters to Me advocacy event on Friday, July 7, to a packed audience eager to hear about the Senate-proposed health care bill. A panel of experts -- Senator Mark Stoops, Representative Ed Clere, and Managed Health Services COO John Barth -- discussed potential changes to Medicaid and the impact on community-based services. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch presented the keynote address and parent Cyndi Johnson reprised her congressional testimony on how Medicaid helps her family and her daughter.


If you were unable to attend the live event and would like to see a video, please check out the Facebook Live videos, “It Matters to Me: Part 1” & “It Matters to Me: Part 2”. See the below for links to download with additional information and research on the impact of the U.S. House and Senate’s versions of the health care bill.

Slides from It Matters To Me Event Presentation:

Overall Event Slides

John Barth Presentation – Overview of the Health Care Bill

Take Action:

Take a moment to write a letter to your senator (Indiana’s senators are Todd Young and Joe Donnelly), write your U.S. Representative (in this area 9th District Trey Hollingsworth), write your governor (Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb), and share your personal story: Why does Medicaid matter to you? How has it helped you or your family member? Stories are powerful, and it only takes one to change someone’s mind.