The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act last month, a bill that would cut Medicaid by more than $800 billion in the next 10 years and harm people with disabilities disproportionately. The Senate is considering passing a similar bill, possibly as soon as this week. If the two houses agree on the final version, the President would undoubtedly sign the legislation.
If this happens, millions of people will lose Medicaid and other health insurance coverage. Many programs, supports and services for people with disabilities will be drastically reduced or eliminated. The #bFair2DirectCare coalition has created a fact sheet that explains the likely effects that this legislation would have on New Yorkers with disabilities and their families. Please help educate your representatives in Washington, the media and the public to the devastating consequences of this proposed legislation. Write to your representatives in Washington and tell them to vote against any legislation that will cut Medicaid. You can help ensure that misinformed politicians do not dismantle the safety net for people with disabilities that has taken decades to build. Write and call your representatives in Congress and your local newspapers, attend Town Hall gatherings and post your objections on social media sites. Please act now before it is too late!