You are welcome to use the template below as a starting point to make your voice heard.
Dear Senator/Representative ___________________:
As you know, people with disabilities rely on reimbursement rates set by the state to pay for basic needs and the services that support their quality of life. You are probably also aware that recent guidance from the federal government via Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will result in a 7% rate cut for supportive services beginning July 1, 2018. These cuts, especially in the midst of an ongoing shortage of direct service professionals to provide these services, could be devastating for disabled individuals.
I urge you to reverse these cuts and bring much needed stability to this system and to the lives of the people it supports.
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