CP of NYS and COPA have joined with a number of other groups concerned about potential federal threats to Medicaid funding, specifically the threats to Medicaid in New York State.   We have signed on to the #BecauseOfMedicaid campaign which is intended to demonstrate the wide variety of New Yorkers who depend on Medicaid for healthcare and community supports.  It will also allow us to voice our opposition to the American Health Care Act’s proposed cuts to Medicaid expansion and end to the Federal government’s commitment to funding based on need.

Alarmed by the draconian cuts to the Medicaid program contained in the American Healthcare Act, a broad group of organizations from throughout New York State have come together to create #BecauseOfMedicaid, a campaign that will highlight the importance of Medicaid funding to ordinary New Yorkers and urge members of Congress to oppose the act. Through social media and other vehicles, the campaign will tell the personal stories of children, seniors and working families who depend on Medicaid for crucial care and services.

Tag your Congressperson by including their Twitter or Facebook handle (list below).

List of NY Congressional Twitter Handles and Facebook Pages

CD 1:  Lee Zeldin

@RepLeeZeldin, https://www.facebook.com/LeeMZeldin/

 

CD 2:  Peter King

@RepPeteKing, https://www.facebook.com/reppeteking/

 

CD 11: Dan Donovan

@dandonovan_ny

 

CD 19: John Faso

@RepJohnFaso, https://www.facebook.com/RepJohnFaso/

 

CD 21: Elise Stefanik

@RepStefanik,  https://www.facebook.com/RepEliseStefanik/

 

CD 22:Claudia Tenney

@claudiatenney, https://www.facebook.com/RepClaudiaTenney/

 

CD 23: Tom Reed

@RepTomReed, https://www.facebook.com/RepTomReed/

 

CD 24: John Katko

@RepJohnKatko, https://www.facebook.com/RepJohnKatko/

 

CD 27, Chris Collins

@RepChrisCollins