Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan

Evan Nodvin, seen here in his Atlanta-area apartment, uses services that are covered by Medicaid.

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Evan Nodvin, seen here in his Atlanta-area apartment, uses services that are covered by Medicaid.

Elly Yu/WABE

Several decades ago, Evan Nodvin’s life probably would have looked quite different.

Nodvin has his own apartment just outside Atlanta, in Sandy Springs, Ga., which he shares with a roommate, and a job at a local community fitness center. He also has Down syndrome.

“I give out towels, and put weights away, and make sure people are safe,” the 38-year-old says.

To get to and from work, Nodvin relies on rides from people who are hired to help him. He also has a counselor to help him do daily chores like grocery shopping, cleaning and cooking.

“My favorite thing to cook on Wednesdays — I like to cook turkey patties once a week,” he says. “And on Thursdays I make fish, and other days, I make other good stuff like spaghetti.”

Nodvin can live independently because of these services that are covered in Georgia

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/06/530025557/disability-advocates-fear-impact-of-medicaid-cuts-in-gop-health-plan?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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