I’m a policy analyst at the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured at the Kaiser Family Foundation. I am reaching out to you because we are embarking on a video project called “Faces of Medicaid” that seeks to put a face to some of the 68 million Medicaid beneficiaries in the United States. This project forms part of our commemoration of the program’s 50th anniversary this year. As such, we are seeking Medicaid beneficiaries to participate each in a short (60-90 second) video that describes the important role that Medicaid plays in their lives.
Examples of past projects (although without video) include Faces of Medicaid (http://kff.org/interactive/
faces-of-medicaid/) and Faces of Medicaid Expansion (http://kff.org/health-reform/ report/faces-of-the-medicaid- expansion-how-obtaining- medicaid-coverage-impacts-low- income-adults/ ). We believe that telling these stories in a video format which can be promoted through social media and available on YouTube as well our own website (KFF.org) will expand the reach of this project while also providing a more powerful medium within which to tell these stories.
We are specifically seeking folks with the following types of stories:
Beneficiaries in ACA expansion states:
1. A newly eligible working adult with Medicaid coverage
2. A parent and child who both have Medicaid coverage – parent may be newly eligible
3. A person with a mental health diagnosis or other chronic condition with Medicaid coverage
Beneficiaries in non-ACA expansion states:
4. A working childless adult who is in the Medicaid coverage gap/without coverage
5. A parent who is uninsured/in the Medicaid coverage gap with a child who has Medicaid coverage
6. A person with a mental health diagnosis or other chronic condition without coverage/in the Medicaid coverage gap
Benefciiaries with disabilities – in any state:
7. A child with a significant disability (Katie Beckett) – (would feature parent and child)
8. A senior using long-term care services – (would feature senior and adult child who helps with care/accessing services)
9. A person with a disability using Medicaid to support his/her ability to work
Providers in ACA expansion AND non-expansion States
Hospital CEOs/Administrators and Physicians who can discuss the impact of Medicaid or lack of Medicaid expansion on their work, their patients, their bottom line, etc.
We are hoping to begin filming by the beginning of February so we are in a bit of a hurry to identify and speak with people.
Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.
Melissa Majerol | Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President
KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION | WASHINGTON, DC
If interested, please contact Melissa at the contact info above.