Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania was honored this morning by ANCOR, the national ID/A provider association for his effective advocacy in protecting Medicaid on behalf of the disability community.
Senator Casey worked closely with ANCOR, PAR, The Arc and dozens of other disability service and advocacy organizations to prevent the passage of the American Health Care Act, proposed by the Trump Administration to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Casey was deeply opposed to provisions of the AHCA and the subsequent Graham/Cassidy Act that sought to cut billions of dollars from the Medicaid program, remove eligibility standards in Medicaid and convert it into a Block Grant, that would reduce overall spending by over 25% over the next decade.
Casey warned that cutting Medicaid would result in the devastation of ID/A supports and services as well as thousands of Commonwealth citizens losing their health care.
ANCOR chose three Senators to honor this year for advancing the cause of disability programs including Senators Casey, Murkowski of Alaska and Collins of Maine.