Recap of July 7 White House meeting to discuss Medicaid and children with special health care needs
(From left) Dianne Malley, Meg Comeau, White House officials Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President on Disability Policy; Jon Carson, Director of Office of Public Engagement; Nancy-Ann DeParle, White House Deputy Chief of Staff; and Sara Feuerstein, Staff Assistant to Kareem Dale, meet to discuss Medicaid. With their backs to us are Carissa Schlichting (Dianne Malley's daughter), Laura Rodgers and her mother Rylin Rodgers.
In her capacity as the parent of a child with special health care needs, Meg Comeau, director of the Catalyst Center, was invited to meet with officials at the White House on July 7, together with two other families of children with special health care needs, to talk about the role that the Medicaid program plays in their lives.
Meg described the experience as a "two-way conversation" and said she "couldn't have hoped for a better" meeting. On The Spark, the Catalyst Center blog, we have posted a video in which family members share what happened at the meeting.