Join the Fight to Protect Medicaid

10 million Americans with disabilities are at risk of losing the services that enable them to live and participate in the community.

Act Now Why It Matters

Update: February 12, 2018

Federal funding to the states for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired on September 30th, 2017, which marked the end of fiscal year 2017. Without this federal funding, some states were unable or unwilling to keep the program running, posing a major threat to the future of CHIP. In order for the program to continue as is, Congress needed to pass legislation that would reauthorize funding to the program.

On January 22, 2018 CHIP was reauthorized for six years when Congress passed an extension to the federal budget. This six year reauthorization was then extended to ten years on February 8, 2018 when Congress passed the budget bill. Thanks to tremendous advocacy efforts, this bipartisan decision will allow millions of children to continue receiving the medical insurance that they need

Learn more about CHIP here

Our Mission

10 million people with disabilities rely on Medicaid to live and participate in their communities. Over the past few months, Congress has attempted to pass several different healthcare bills, all of which proposed devastating cuts to Medicaid.  The fight is not over. Congress may try again to pass significant cuts to Medicaid, whether through another healthcare bill, in the budget, or in tax reform.  We need to continue to educate members of Congress about the importance of Medicaid to the lives of people with disabilities.

Our purpose on this website is to help people with disabilities, their families, and advocates/allies understand the impact of the changes proposed by Congress and give them the tools to advocate. 

Please contact us if you have questions, suggestions, or additional resources you'd like to see included.

Highlights

  • 02-01-2018, 12:00 AM

    National Call In Day for Community Living: #FundMFP

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    Social Media Day for Community Living

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