Community Catalyst has created Defending Medicaid in Hard Times, a new guide based on the experiences and campaign strategies of consumer advocates all over the country. As many states face budget crises and look to Medicaid to reduce spending, this guide provides valuable tools and resources to aid advocates in preventing cuts. The guide provides specific examples of successful legislative, organizing, and media tactics from different states, as well as proactive revenue and cost containment measures to help ward off Medicaid cuts. The guide also includes fact sheets on specific topics related to Medicaid defense, such as using public opinion polls and economic arguments to support Medicaid.
Read the guide here