In partnership with the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), we are using the Soapboxx video recording app to create short testimonials about how Medicaid has impacted you or a family member.
Sharing your story on video will serve as a powerful advocacy tool to help educate the public, the media and policymakers in understanding how important Medicaid is for Floridians and their families.
With the Soapboxx app, you can easily use your cell phone, tablet or computer to record your video and upload it. You will have between 20-90 seconds to record your testimonial. Also, you can retake your video as many times as necessary till you get a version of it that you like.
To help you easily navigate the Soapboxx app, we have provided information below that will assist you in preparing for your recording, explains each step in the video creation process as well as outlines the details to ensure a successful submission of your testimonial.
Watch this short Soapboxx guide, review the details for each step in the process, then get ready to record your video.
There are 5 specific types of Medicaid experiences that we are featuring for the "Medicaid | The Lived Experience" project. Read the description for each below, then determine which best categorizes the experience you wish to share.
Remember that your video can only be between 20-180 seconds in length. So after determining the type of Medicaid experience you want to discuss, take time to consider what you would like to say in those 20-180 seconds of recording time.
Discuss if your child was helped by Medicaid coverage -or- if your child is being denied coverage for a treatment that your healthcare provider says is necessary like speech therapy, prescription drugs, home health care and durable medical equipment.
Discuss if you are a former foster care child who has benefited from Medicaid coverage to age 26 -or- if you are a former foster care child who lost your Medicaid coverage prior to your 26th birthday.
Discuss if you were helped by Medicaid coverage while pregnant as well as if you were denied coverage -or- were unable to access pregnancy-related services, like a midwife
-or- are at risk of losing your coverage after 60 days postpartum.
Discuss if you are a low-wage earning parent and your child was helped by Medicaid coverage -or- if you are at risk of losing your Medicaid coverage if/when your income increases beyond the mandated limit -or- when your child turns 18 years of age.
Discuss if you are helped by Medicaid coverage, including Medicaid home and community services (HCBS) -or- if you are unable to get needed medical services, including home health HCBS services in order to stay in your home and out of a nursing home.
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