Virginia Medicaid Recipients Share their Stories in New Digital Storybook

RICHMOND –  Moving stories of Virginians whose lives were changed when they received Medicaid, are now part of an American Cancer Society (ACS) public education project called Medicaid Covers US. The ACS launched its digital storybook project today.

The Virginia stories were collected by Dora Muhammad, Health Equity Manager for Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, as part of the Health Care Hope Medicaid outreach work. The Center is thrilled to partner with ACS on this national effort to share the stories of Medicaid expansion.

The project’s website, which highlights people directly impacted by Medicaid from across six states, will be refreshed with new stories each month this year.  The digital storybook features a selection of stories of those who have been helped by the program, those who could benefit from it, and health professionals who know its critical role in their health systems and state economies.

“In just six months of coverage under Medicaid expansion in Virginia, the program is saving and transforming the lives of so many new patients who are now able to get care and treatment for their health conditions,” said Dora Muhammad, “Knowing their faces and stories is essential to understand the immense value of Medicaid in ensuring the interdependent health of our children, families, communities and economy in Virginia.  The storybook is a moving testament to the power of Health Care Hope.”
Read the Virginia stories here. Please contact Dora Muhammad, Health Equity Manager for Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, for more stories from across the Commonwealth and for resources about Medicaid expansion: 


Roberta Oster
Communications Director

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The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy advocates economic, social, and environmental justice
in Virginia’s policies and practices through education, prayer, and action.
VICPP is a non-partisan coalition of more than 700 faith communities working for a more just society.