CLPC Researcher Pens Opinion Piece for The New York Times

A photo of Alice Wong

CLPC researcher Alice Wong, MS, was featured in The Opinion Pages of The New York Times on May 3, 2017 in a piece titled, “My Medicaid, My Life.” As she explains, Medicaid “is more than a health care program. It is a life-giving one. And I am proof.” After more than 25 years of being a Medicaid recipient, Alice goes on to say that, “Today I am unapologetically disabled and a fully engaged member of society. None of that would be possible without Medicaid.”

Alice resigned from her research position in early 2017 to pursue her groundbreaking media work. She is keeping busy as the founder of the Disability Visibility Project, a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories and culture. She is also a co-partner in #CripTheVote, an online movement encouraging the political participation of people with disabilities. To follow her on Twitter: @SFdirewolf


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Last modified Jun 14, 2017