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Update: June 26, 2020

CPR has submitted comments in opposition to Oklahoma’s application to create a Medicaid expansion limited by work requirements, premiums, a per capita cap on federal Medicaid funding, and other harmful provisions, which is the first 1115 waiver application submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval using the Healthy Adult Opportunity (HAO) guidance. Approval of this proposal by CMS would set a dangerous precedent that undermines the goals of the Medicaid program.

Comments are due June 27, 2020 and can be submitted through online portals developed by the Arc or NHeLP (for individuals and for advocates) or through CMS’ website here.

You can find more information on CMS’ HAO guidance on our webpage and for more on what it would mean for disabled people, check out our fact sheet.

Hello, this is[Name]. I am a resident of [Town, State] and [I/my child/sister/friend/co-worker etc] is a person with a disability who relies on Medicaid for health care and services to live and participate in the community.

I am asking [Member of Congress’ Name] to vote no on any bill that cuts funding to Medicaid and to commit to protecting Medicaid, Medicare and other critical programs.

Thank you for taking my call!

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address and zip code to ensure your call is tallied]

[Optional Add On]
Personal stories are the most effective form of advocacy. Talk about why is Medicaid important to you. 

  • If you or a family member are on Medicaid (including a waiver), what are the most important services to you? What difference has that made in yours and/or your family members lives?
    • Access to critical healthcare or therapies
    • Ability to receive in-home supports, residential supports or live independently
    • Ability to work or go to a day program (so your family can work)
  • What was your and/or your family members lives like before receiving Medicaid services?
  • Are you or a family member on a waitlist for Medicaid services? How would getting services make a difference in your lives?