Texas

Texans with disabilities are at risk of losing the services that enable them to live and participate in their community.
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Texas stands to lose $62 billion in federal funding for Medicaid, CHIP, and financial assistance for marketplace coverage through the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA).

With  low per capita Medicaid spending levels relative to other states, the highest rate of uninsured in the nation, and one of the fastest growing populations, Texas will be uniquely, dramatically, and negatively affected by the AHCA under a capped funding model

Medicaid provides people with disabilities  in Texas 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 Senator Cornyn, Senator Cruz, and Governor Abbot, 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

Swaying your representatives to oppose AHCA is crucial, please contact them and encourage your friends and family to join you.”

Your Representatives

517 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
 
Beth Nelson
Legislative Assistant
202-224-2934
 
404 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
 
Joel Heimbach
Legislative Counsel
202-224-5922 
 
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711
 
Talking Points

Learn More About the Impact of the AHCA on Texans:

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

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

Medicaid Facts Texas (Children’s Hospitals Association)

Medicaid in Texas (Kaiser Family Foundation)

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

House Republican Health Plan Would Shift Medicaid Costs to Texas (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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