West Virginia stands to lose $14 billion in federal funding for Medicaid, CHIP, and financial assistance for marketplace coverage. Medicaid provides 124,000 people with disabilities in West 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.
It is absolutely essential to make the case to your representatives Senator Moore, Senator Manchin, and Governor Justice, 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.
- 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 West Virginians:
Impact of Medicaid Caps in West Virginia (H. Stephen Kaye)
Learn More About the Impact of the AHCA on West Virginia
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)