Matthew Cortland is creating Shouldn't Need to Be a Lawyer
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I'm a lawyer, I'm disabled, and I'm alive because of Medicaid.

I spent 5 years in graduate school (2 years in public health school, 3 in law school) learning how to fight for the coverage that keeps me alive. But I don't think you should have to be a lawyer . . . 

You shouldn't have to be a lawyer to keep Medicaid coverage, understand Medicare drug plans, get your insurance company to cover your prescriptions, qualify for SSI/SSDI, or get reasonable accommodations at work or school.




This is a patreon about healthcare, medicine, chronic illness, disability and adjacent topics. 


As a chronically ill patient I'm working towards the recognition of healthcare as a human right, as a disabled lawyer I'm working towards the expansion of meaningful and enforceable disability rights, and as a human being I'm working towards a more just society that leaves no one behind.
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SNBL Newsletter!
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Twice a month you'll get my Shouldn't Need to Be a Lawyer newsletter about healthcare, medicine, chronic illness, disability and adjacent topics. 
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Goals
112 of 200 patrons
I'll start making short video explainers of core concepts we need folks to understand, for example "Medicaid 101."
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I'm a lawyer, I'm disabled, and I'm alive because of Medicaid.

I spent 5 years in graduate school (2 years in public health school, 3 in law school) learning how to fight for the coverage that keeps me alive. But I don't think you should have to be a lawyer . . . 

You shouldn't have to be a lawyer to keep Medicaid coverage, understand Medicare drug plans, get your insurance company to cover your prescriptions, qualify for SSI/SSDI, or get reasonable accommodations at work or school.




This is a patreon about healthcare, medicine, chronic illness, disability and adjacent topics. 


As a chronically ill patient I'm working towards the recognition of healthcare as a human right, as a disabled lawyer I'm working towards the expansion of meaningful and enforceable disability rights, and as a human being I'm working towards a more just society that leaves no one behind.

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SNBL Newsletter!
$1 or more per month
Twice a month you'll get my Shouldn't Need to Be a Lawyer newsletter about healthcare, medicine, chronic illness, disability and adjacent topics. 
Support
$5 or more per month
If you'd like to pledge a bit more to support the work.