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Game Plan

The Game Plan

Here’s how we can bring about positive change

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Join the Movement & Raise Awareness:


Pledge to advocate for a Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities in Tennessee.


Launch a comprehensive social media campaign to spread the word. Share personal stories to humanize the issue.


Partner with influencers, local celebrities, and organizations like United Spinal and the Tennessee Disability Coalition to amplify our message.

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Engage with Stakeholders & Medicaid Staff:

Town Halls:

Organize town hall meetings to discuss challenges faced by individuals with disabilities.

Engage Medicaid Staff:

Collaborate with Medicaid staff to estimate the fiscal impact and potential transitions.

Stakeholder Engagement:

Prioritize residents with disabilities who aspire to work. Engage with local and state representatives to gain their support.

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Research, Data Collection & Relevant Studies:


Use our website survey to gather firsthand experiences. Your feedback is invaluable.


Delve into studies from states with successful Medicaid Buy-In Programs, analyzing their strategies and outcomes.

Data Analysis:

Understand the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities in the state and build a compelling case for its implementation in Tennessee.

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Legislative Action & CMS Engagement:

Bill Draft:

With the bill draft ready, actively lobby with state representatives and senators for support in the upcoming January session.

Engage CMS:

Inform and collaborate with CMS on our plan. When ready, submit a Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) through the MACPro system.

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Funding Sources & Infrastructure Needs:


Explore GoFundMe, social media campaigns, grants, local partnerships, community fundraisers, and major donors.


Identify IT changes, staff training, and federal resources. Develop an outreach strategy promoting employment for people with disabilities.

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Continuous Engagement & Presence:


All updates will be available on our website. We’ll be present at Disability Day on the Hill in January.

Engage the Community:

Regularly update the community on the progress of our advocacy efforts and keep the momentum going.

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Optimize Inclusiveness & Program Elements:

Program Elements:

Set policies considering career-minded, entry-level, part-time workers, youth transitioning (age 16-18), and older workers (65+).


Utilize both Work Incentives and Ticket to Work authorities. States can have higher or no income/asset limits for these groups.


Stakeholders play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the Medicaid Buy-In Program in Tennessee. Below, we highlight the key individuals and organizations actively contributing to and influencing this transformative initiative.

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United Spinal Association

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Tennessee Disability Coalition

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Rep. Darren jernigan

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Music City Wheels

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Andrew & shawn east


Join our advocacy efforts. Your voice matters!

We're on a mission to advocate for a brighter future for individuals with disabilities in Tennessee. To make impactful changes, we need to understand your experiences and perspectives. By participating in our survey, you're taking a significant step towards creating a more inclusive Tennessee. Thank you for being a part of this transformative journey. Together, we can advocate for a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

Ready to make a difference? Click the button below to head over to our survey. It only takes a few minutes, but your insights can drive lasting change.

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We need your support!


Click below to find out how you can help with our cause. Whether it’s Sharing your contact information, filling out our survey, writing to your local representation or donating, we need your help!

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