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.  
 
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The Senate is working fast to pass a bill that will cut and cap Medicaid - and they MUST hear from you!   
The House already passed a bill that would cut Medicaid by over $830 billion, and open the door to repealing major health care protections like coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. You can learn more about the House's dangerous bill here.

Why is the Senate considering cuts that would devastate people will disabilities?  Millions of people like Bryan, featured in the video below, would be greatly affected by any cuts to Medicaid.  Medicaid's home and community based services are "optional" for states and are likely to be the first things to go, leaving Bryan and others like him at risk for being institutionalized. 

Watch this video to hear what people with disabilities and their families would say to Congress.
If I could say one thing
If I could say one thing

We appreciate all your calls and advocacy over these past few months and we know we can count on you to keep fighting. 

For additional information, see  The Arc's fact sheet about Medicaid .
Your Advocacy Tool Belt
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