Nevada

125,056 people with disabilities in Nevada are at risk of losing access to critical care that helps them live independently.
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Nevada stands to lose $5 billion in federal funding for Medicaid through the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and its plan to implement per capita caps. Medicaid provides 125,056 people with disabilities in Nevada with access to critical care that helps them live independently. 

To compensate for the $5 billion dollar shortfall, Nevada would need to raise taxes, cut other budget areas, or cut Medicaid eligibility, benefits, and/or payments to hospitals and physicians. 

AHCA will disproportionately impact people with disabilities. In 2011, 56% of Nevada’s Medicaid spending went to people with disabilities and elderly people although they only accounted for 21% of enrolees. 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 Heller, Cortez Masto, and Sandoval, about the impact of the Medicaid per capita caps on community services and supports for individuals with disabilities.

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.

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.)

What to Say

Nevada will be uniquely, dramatically, and negatively affected by the AHCA. Your Nevadan representatives could hold the key to defeating it. The numbers are in, the AHCA will cost the State of Nevada $5,000,ooo,000.  Senator Heller has expressed serious concern about the AHCA. It is critical that he knows Nevadans stand with him and oppose this bill. Senator Heller could be key to stopping this bill. Swaying your representatives to oppose AHCA is crucial, please contact them and encourage your friends and family to join you.

Your Representatives

(202) 224-66244
324 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
 
Rachel Green
Legislative Assistant
202-224-6244 
 
(202) 224-3542
204 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510
 
Carl Segerblom
Health Legislative Assistant
202-224-3542
 
Governor Brian Sandoval

Carson City
State Capitol Building
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 684-5670
Fax: (775) 684-5683

Las Vegas
Grant Sawyer State Office Building
555 East Washington Ave, Suite 5100
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 486-2500
Fax: (702) 486-2505

 

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 About the Impact of the Senate Bill on Nevadans:

Learn More About the Impact of the AHCA on Nevadans:

Mental Health and the AHCA (the Bazelon Center)

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

Defending Health Care in 2017: What Is at Stake for Nevada (Families USA)

Medicaid Facts Nevada (Children’s Hospitals Association)

Medicaid in Nevada (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Medicaid Capped Funding: Findings and Implications for Nevada (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

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

Reports on State Impact

State Medicaid Financing Fact Sheets (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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