New Threats to Medicaid: Action Needed

CALL NOW!
Senator Cory Booker: (973) 639-8700
and 
Senator Robert Menendez: (973) 645-3030

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This summer, advocates like you worked hard to defeat a dangerous health care bill that would have included massive cuts to Medicaid. We need your help to reinforce this message once again, as new proposals are being introduced that include similar threats.  
 
Key Senators and the White House are working together to create a bill called the Graham-Cassidy plan (you can learn more about it here).  This bill would block grant and make huge cuts to the Medicaid program, and end the Medicaid expansion and marketplace subsidies.
 
In short, it would be devastating to people with disabilities and their families and threaten access to community living.
 
Act now: Last month the Senate parliamentarian issued an opinion that the deadline for the current budget reconciliation process is September 30. This means fewer votes are needed to pass this bill until then, so take action NOW!

Thank you for your work to protect Medicaid!
 
Proposed Medicaid cuts would have a devastating impact on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If your loved one:
  • lives in a group home
  • has the help of a job coach
  • attends a day program 
  • receives respite services or
  • behavioral supports
then MEDICAID MATTERS to YOU. 

Did you know that special education is hugely reliant on Medicaid and that it helps pay for therapies (such as OT and PT), equipment and specialized transportation? If your child depends on those types of supports, then MEDICAID MATTERS to YOU. 

These are just a few examples of the many, many things Medicaid makes possible for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. That is why we need your help. Tell your representatives that MEDICAID MATTERS to YOU.    
Your Advocacy Tool Belt
We know that calling your representatives may feel overwhelming. We want to help you feel more comfortable and confident in your advocacy role. Below are some resources to help. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us fap@arcnj.org.