Time for Action: 
PROTECT MEDICAID: NO CUTS
FROM:           Bonnie Cox, President
                      Hilary Denk, Vice President/Issues
              Janet Craft and Margaret O'Hara Issues Specialists
 
Join the Protect Our Care Coalition on June 14th by calling the Governor and demanding that he protect Medicaid for Illinoisans.
 
ACTION NEEDED
On Wednesday June 14th, contact Governor Rauner's office, in Chicago at 312-814-2121 or in Springfield at 217-782-0244,and tell him that he should publicly oppose cuts to Medicaid in any legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  On that day send a strong message that he needs to contact members of the U.S. Congress, particularly the Illinois delegation, to refrain from voting for cuts to Medicaid benefits. 
 
WHY IT MATTERS
More than 3 million Illinois residents receive health insurance through Medicaid, and last year the federal government sent about $14 billion to Illinois for its share of this program. Considering our state's financial situation, cuts in Medicaid in Illinois would not only be disastrous for those individuals relying on it for adequate healthcare, it would also force hospitals and other health facilities, especially in rural areas, to close.  Such closing would mean the loss of care for not just those on Medicaid, but all Illinoisans in the region, and would also result in the loss of needed, well-paying jobs.
League of Women Voters of Illinois
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 634, Chicago, IL  60604
Phone: (312) 939-5935  | Email:  issues@lwvil.org  | website:  www.lwvil.org
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