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Virginians with disabilities are at risk of losing the services that enable them to live and participate in their community.
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Medicaid provides  people with disabilities in Virginia 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.  

Call your Representatives at: (202) 224-3121
You’ll be directed to an operator at the Capitol switchboard. This switchboard can direct you to both senators as well as representatives.

Easy Calling Script

Hello, this is[Name]. I am a resident of [Town, State] and [I/my child/sister/friend/co-worker etc] is a person with a disability who relies on Medicaid for health care and services to live and participate in the community.

I am asking [Member of Congress’ Name] to vote no on any bill that cuts funding to Medicaid and to commit to protecting Medicaid, Medicare and other critical programs.

Thank you for taking my call!

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address and zip code to ensure your call is tallied]

[Optional Add On]
Personal stories are the most effective form of advocacy. Talk about why is Medicaid important to you. 

  • If you or a family member are on Medicaid (including a waiver), what are the most important services to you? What difference has that made in yours and/or your family members lives?
    • Access to critical healthcare or therapies
    • Ability to receive in-home supports, residential supports or live independently
    • Ability to work or go to a day program (so your family can work)
  • What was your and/or your family members lives like before receiving Medicaid services?
  • Are you or a family member on a waitlist for Medicaid services? How would getting services make a difference in your lives?

 

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It is absolutely essential to make the case to your representatives Senator Kaine, Senator Warner, and Governor McAuliffe, 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.

Many people with disabilities are unaware that the services they receive are part of Medicaid. Services funded through Medicaid are provided through many programs. If you’re a person with a disability and you receive any community-based support, it’s very likely through Medicaid.

Who Will Be Affected

  • If you are on a Waiver
    • EDCD
    • DD
    • Tech
  • If you are on a waiting list, you are affected too.  Since VA would not be able to receive federal funds to address the list, the bill would make it even MORE difficult for the Commonwealth to address the 11,000 person waiting list for home and community-based services. 

Your Representatives

231 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
 
Kristen Molloy
Legislative Assistant
kristen_molloy@kaine.senate.gov
202-224-4024
 
703 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
 
Elizabeth Falcone
Legislative Director
202-224-2023
 
Marvin Figueroa
Senior Policy Adviser
202-224-2023
 
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218
804-786-2211
 
Representatives

Representative Robert Wittman (R-1)
Phone: (202) 225-4261

Representative Scott Taylor (R-2)
Phone: (202) 225-4215

Representative Bobby Scott (D-3)
Phone: (202) 225-8351

Representative Donald McEachin (D-4)
Phone: (202) 225-6365

Representative Tom Garrett (R-5)
Phone: (202) 225-4711

Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-6)
Phone: (202) 225-5431

Representative Dave Brat (R-7)
Phone: (202) 225-2815

Representative Don Beyer (D-8)
Phone: (202) 225-4376

Representative Morgan Griffith (R-9)
Phone: (202) 225-3861

Representative Barbara Comstock (R-10)
Phone: (202) 225-5136

Representative Gerry Connolly (D-11)
Phone: (202) 225-1492

 
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