Continued Threat to Medicaid


September 21, 2017


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Senators Cassidy and Graham introduced a bill last week to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This bill, like previous proposals, would make huge cuts to and place caps on the Medicaid program, end the Medicaid expansion and marketplace subsidies in the ACA, and allow states to waive protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

This bill would be devastating to people with disabilities and their families, women and children, seniors, low-income Americans, and threaten access to community living, employment opportunities, & educational supports.

This is time sensitive. Last month the Senate parliamentarian stated that the deadline for the current budget reconciliation process is September 30. This means that if voted on before September 30, this bill could pass with a simple majority - with fewer votes. Senator Cassidy claims to have 48-49 senators on-board. Senator McConnell has asked the CBO to produce a score quickly.

Use this toolkit to participate. The time to act is now! #ProtectOurCare