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 Current Issues

Update: September 24, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security has released a new “public charge” rule that would discriminate against people with disabilities and their families seeking to enter the U.S. or become U.S. citizens.  Many people with disabilities and their families rely on programs that the new rule would use as a basis for excluding them, including Medicaid (which is the only source for the many disability services not covered by private insurance), as well as food and housing assistance. The new rule would cut off these supports for immigrant families, or discourage families from using these critical public services for fear of harming their immigration status. It is critical that the disability community speak out against this devastating rule during the forthcoming public comment period.  Check back for here for updates and visit Protecting Immigrant Families for more information. 

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.

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