Maine

41,078 Mainers with disabilities are at risk of losing the services that enable them to live and participate in their community.
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Maine stands to lose $5 billion in federal funding for Medicaid, CHIP, and financial assistance for marketplace coverage through the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA).  Medicaid provides 97,113 people with disabilities in Maine with access to critical care that helps them live independently. AHCA cuts Medicaid funding by imposing a “per capita cap” on Medicaid, with the capped amounts growing every year. 41,078 Mainers with disabilities are at risk of losing coverage.

If you care about people with disabilities – if you or someone you love is supported by Medicaid, please take action NOW

You matter, your story about Medicaid is critical, and your call makes a difference. 

It is absolutely essential to make the case to your representatives Senator Collins, Senator King, and Governor LePage about the impact of the Medicaid per capita caps on community services and supports for individuals with disabilities.

Call the main Capitol line at: (202) 224-3121 (You’ll be directed to an operator at the Capitol switchboard who can direct you to both of your senators.)

Please, whether you’re a lifelong activist or haven’t voted in years – take five minutes today to help defend essential services for people with disabilities.

What to Say

Your Representatives

413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
 
Elizabeth Allen
Legislative Aide
202-224-2523
 
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
 
Nathan Paxton
Legislative Assistant
nathan_paxton@king.senate.gov
202-224-5344
 
Office of the Governor
#1 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0001
 
 
Key messages:
  • Do NOT support the American Health Care Act.  
  • Do NOT allow Medicaid to be gutted.  Per Capita Caps would decimate the program on which people with disabilities and seniors rely for critical healthcare and community services.  
  • Do NOT allow states to opt out of requiring health plans to cover basic health care and keep it affordable for people with pre-existing conditions, including people with disabilities.

Learn More About Medicaid in Maine and the Potential Impact of the AHCA: 

Mental Health and the AHCA (Bazelon Center)

Maine Harmed By Medicaid Caps (Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and NHeLP)

Medicaid Works: How Cuts Would Harm Maine (Center of Budget and Policy Priorities)

Medicaid In Maine (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Defending Health Care in 2017: What is at Stake for Maine (Families USA)

Medicaid Facts (Children’s Hospital Association)

School-based Health Care Under Threat: Medicaid Per Capita Caps Hurt Kids (National Health Law Program)

House Republican Health Plan Would Shift $1 Billion in Medicaid Costs to Maine (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Reports on State Impact:

State Medicaid Financing Fact Sheet (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

The Impact of Medicaid Cuts on People with Disabilities: State-by-State Breakdown (Center for American Progress)

State Variation in Medicaid Per Enrollee Spending for Seniors and People with Disabilities  (Kaiser Family Foundation)

The Impact of Per Capita Caps on Federal and State Medicaid Spending (Urban Institute)

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