Wyoming

18,283 Wyomingites with disabilities are at risk of losing the services that enable them to live and participate in the community.
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The proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) calls for per capita caps that will result in $839 billion in cuts to Medicaid nationally, leaving 10 million Americans with disabilities and 18,283 Wyomingites with disabilities at risk of losing the services that enable them to live and participate in the community. Wyoming also stands to lose $2 billion in federal funding for Medicaid, CHIP, and financial assistance for marketplace coverage. 

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 Enzi, Barrasso, and Mead 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

 The numbers are in, the AHCA will cost the State of Wyoming $2,000,ooo,000. Swaying your representatives to oppose AHCA is crucial. Please contact them and encourage your friends and family to join you.Wyoming will be uniquely, dramatically, and negatively affected by the AHCA. Your Wyoming representatives could hold the key to defeating it. Senators Enzi, Barrasso and Governor Mead need to know that you oppose the AHCA.

Your Representatives

Senator Michael Enzi
379A Senate Russell Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3424
Fax: (202) 228-0359
Toll-Free: (888) 250-1879
 
307 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: 202-224-6441
Fax: 202-224-1724
Tollfree: 866-235-9553
 
Governor Matt Mead
Idelman Mansion
2323 Carey Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0010
307.777.7434 (phone)
307.632.3909 (fax)
 

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 More About the Impact of the AHCA on Wyomingites:

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

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

Medicaid Facts Wyoming (Children’s Hospitals Association)

Medicaid in Wyoming (Kaiser Family Foundation)

How Medicaid Cuts would Harm Wyoming (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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