A key part of WSA's mission is to help the general public and policymakers understand the challenges of the well spouse population. Our Social Action Committee advocates for WSA members on issues that matter to our community.
News You Need
No Work Requirements for Medicaid - the House has voted to require 80 hours of work per month for Medicaid recipients. Learn how caregivers can fight this, in this piece by Sheldon Friedman of our Social Action Committee (May 2023)
Medicare DisAdvantage - know the pitfalls of Medicare Advantage plans in this piece by Sheldon Friedman, Co-Chair of WSA's Social Action Committee (February 2023)
Take Action Now
We Need Increased Funding for Home Care
Increased funding for home care is a good example of an issue that needs Senate attention—now. The Social Action Committee urges all well spouses to contact their Senators about this important issue. In the links below you will find a fact sheet on home care funding, a sample letter and sample telephone talking points, how to find your Senators’ contact information, and tips for making your personal communication with them as effective as possible.
Medicaid Home Care Fact Sheet
Medicaid Home Care Sample Letter
Medicaid Home Care Sample Talking Points
How to Reach Your Elected Officials in the US, and Tips on Communicating with Them
Other current and recent policy issues addressed by WSA include:
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