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.

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Update: August 13, 2019

On August 12, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it had finalized the "public charge" rule.  The final public charge rule, like the proposed rule, will be devastating to -- and explcitly discriminates against -- people with disabilities and other health conditions their families who are seeking to enter the U.S. or applying for a green card.   This fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation explains the final public charge rule.  Several lawsuits have already been filed challenging the final rule.  The public charge rule will become effective on October 15, 2019, if litigation doesn't prevent the rule from going into effect.   Learn more about the final rule at the Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition website, and keep checking back here for updates.   

Our Mission

10 million people with disabilities rely on Medicaid to live and participate in their communities. Over the past year, Congress attempted, and failed, to pass several different healthcare bills with devastating cuts to Medicaid.  But the fight is not over. Congress may try again to pass significant cuts to Medicaid, whether through the budget or in another healthcare or tax bill.  Federal agencies are also proposing policies that hurt people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid.  We need to continue to educate government leaders 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 federal agencies and give them the tools to advocate.

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

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