North Carolina stands to lose $6 billion in federal funding for Medicaid through the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA). AHCA cuts Medicaid funding by imposing a “per capita cap” on Medicaid, with the capped amounts growing every year. North Carolina will either have to raise taxes, cut other budget areas, or cut Medicaid. Cutting Medicaid would have drastic impacts on the lives of Medicaid recipients.
Every year, for the past seven years, North Carolina has received $8.2 billion in federal assistance on average — or two-thirds of North Carolina’s Medicaid costs. In 2016, Medicaid served nearly 2 million North Carolinians, or approximately 20 percent of the state’s population. Among the 2 million Medicaid recipients, were 465, 702 people with disabilities. Medicaid provides people with disabilities with access to critical care that helps them live independently.
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 Burr, Tillis, and Cooper, 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.)
North Carolina will be uniquely, dramatically, and negatively affected by the AHCA. Your North Carolinian representatives could hold the key to defeating it. AHCA will cost the State of North Carolina$6,000,ooo,000. Swaying your representatives to oppose AHCA is crucial, please contact them and encourage your friends and family to join you.
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
- 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 North Carolina and the Potential Impact of the AHCA:
North Carolina Harmed By Medicaid Caps(Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and NHeLP)
Medicaid Facts North Carolina (Kaiser Family Foundation)
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)