Health Care and Medicaid Reform

NEW ACTION NEEDED! We urge you to reach out to your federal lawmakers to ensure that they fully consider the impact of any proposed changes in the law will have on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Caring for Friends

Save Medicaid

Congress is currently considering repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to reduce government spending on healthcare. It’s essential that our elected officials realize that those dollars are being spent, in part, to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive the support they need.

The proposed Graham-Cassidy bill is a threat to Medicaid. It will have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of the people in our community who have disabilities. Its negative impacts include:

  • Major federal funding cuts to programs for people with disabilities, putting greater weight on states to pick up costs of disability services
  • Removal of important health insurance protections for people who have disabilities and significant health issues

To read more detail about the bill’s negative impacts, see the talking points provided by our friends at ANCOR.

We need people with disabilities, families and providers to come together to Save Medicaid. Use our letter-writing tool below to voice your concerns and share your story. Let our lawmakers know what is at risk by drastically cutting Medicaid funding. The support of advocates like you ensures that the people we serve are empowered to lead healthy, fulfilling lives and that we have the resources to provide respite support to their families in the process.

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