For this short documentary, The Atlantic‘s Jeremy Raff traveled to the heart of the disability rights movement in the San Francisco Bay Area to learn why people with disabilities fear the Republican health plan. In the compelling 10 minute video, DREDF’s own Mary Lou Breslin relates that cuts to Medicaid could ultimately cost 3 million people with disabilities their freedom, and erode “40 years of hard won gains by the disability rights movement.”
This short, hard-hitting report contextualizes the current controversy with other interviews featuring Stacey Milbern, Alana Theriault, Tammy Duckworth, Judith Heumann and compelling video of National ADAPT‘s recent protests interspersed with historic footage from the HHS sit-in and DREDF’s The Power of 504 video.
Please share/RT using the hashtag #SaveMedicaid to coincide with upcoming July 12 Disability Call-In Day activities.
This documentary was produced by Jeremy Raff as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism California Fellowship.