Medicaid Hill Day – (Washington, D.C.)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
LocationSenate Office Buildings
2 Constitution Ave NE
YOU ARE INVITED to join ANCOR in Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 6, to SAVE MEDICAID!
THE SOLUTION – TAKE ACTION!
We are calling for a special HILL DAY in Washington, DC on June 6 for EVERYONE to come to speak that is interested in these issues. We need to share stories, information, and come together to do everything we can to keep harmful cuts from becoming a reality:
Fill out your RSVP HERE to join the Hill Day of Action on June 6 and join the Facebook event and we’ll keep you informed with details for the day at the U.S. Capitol!
In early May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA/HR 1628) – this version of the bill makes significant cuts (over $800 billion!) to the Medicaid program including to programs for people with disabilities and special education programs. It puts greater weight on states to pick up costs of disability services and it removes important health insurance protections for people who have disabilities and significant health issues. The U.S. Senate is now working on their own version of the AHCA – and because of a special budget process called reconciliation – the Senate can pass the bill by a simple majority. In the House, very little attention was given to the significant changes and cuts to Medicaid proposed by the AHCA. We must not let this silence be storyline in the Senate – we must voice our concerns and let ALL U.S. Senators know what is at risk.
MEDICAID IS IN JEOPARDY AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, FAMILIES, ADVOCATES, AND PROVIDERS NEED TO COME TOGETHER TO SAVE THE PROGRAM. Your U.S. Senators need to know that Medicaid helps to fund essential community services, job supports, personal care, respite care and so much more. Whether your U.S. Senator supports future passage of the AHCA or not, they need you now to give them important information about how the AHCA impacts you. This is serious – it’s time to tell your story.
TOOLS YOU CAN USE FOR A JUNE 6th DC HILL DAY
- INFORM YOURSELF AND OTHERS:
- SET A MEETING: Sample meeting request template AND contact information for your U.S. Senator’s DC health care and disability staff
- MAKE A CALL/GO TO TOWN HALL: Sample message to call your Member of Congress and provide input at Town Hall meetings
- WANT NUMBERS?: Get your state profile here on what is spent on I/DD services