Medicaid to be cut by $800 Billion – ACT NOW

From our friends at:

MOUNTAIN STATE CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

Medicaid.gov : Keeping American Healthy

Medicaid to be cut by $800 billion dollars.

The US Senate needs to hear from the Disability Community, your friends, family members, and neighbors, about the dangers of cutting $800 billion from Medicaid.

We need YOU to call your Senator. Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask the operator to connect you.

Senator Capito of West Virginia has not heard enough about the devastating effects of cutting Medicaid. If you live in West Virginia, we strongly suggest you contact her.

If you’re not in one of the key states, you can still take action. We need everyone from all states to let the Senate know that we see what they’re doing and demand that they hold hearings on the bill!

Call the Senate HELP Committee at 202-224-5375 and the Senate Finance Committee at 202-224-4515 and demand that they hold hearings before bringing the bill to a floor vote.

Priority Senators:

Alaska: Murkowski and Sullivan
Arkansas: Cotton
Arizona: Flake
Colorado: Gardner
Georgia: Isakson
Indiana: Young
Louisiana: Cassidy
Maine: Collins
Missouri: Blunt
Montana: Daines
Nebraska: Fischer and Sasse
Nevada: Heller
Ohio: Portman
Pennsylvania: Toomey
South Carolina: Graham
Tennessee: Alexander and Corker
West Virginia: Capito
Wisconsin: Johnson

Suggested Message

My name is (your full name). I am a constituent of Senator (name). I am disabled and I rely on Medicaid to live independently in my community. I am calling to ask Senator (name) to vote NO on any legislation that will cap and cut Medicaid and put healthcare out of reach for millions of Americans, including the upcoming ACA repeal bill. Senator (name) has a responsibility to fight for their constituents, and that includes those of us with disabilities and pre-existing conditions. People (like me/in the disability community) rely on Medicaid for our health and independence, and converting Medicaid to a per capita cap system would be detrimental to people with disabilities in (state). If this bill is passed, I risk losing access to services that I rely on to live in my community. This is unacceptable. This is an extremely important issue to the disability community, and we are following the Senator’s actions closely. I hope we can count on the Senator to do what’s right for people with disabilities in (state) and around the country!

It is imperative that you call now, and then do it again tomorrow, and every day after that while this legislation is still active!

The entire Disability Community is depending on you to make these calls and stop this legislation from moving forward.

Thank you to Bruce Darling, VP of NCIL, for the suggested message.

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
Corporate Office
821 Fourth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
www.mtstcil.org
Voice/TTY: 304-525-3324
Fax: 304-525-3360
Toll free: 866-MTSTCIL (866-687-8245)

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