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What You Need to Know
- The House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on May 4, 2017. The Senate proposed several versions of this bill in July 2017, none of which were passed.
- In September 2017, the Graham-Cassidy bill was proposed.This last ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act includes cuts to Medicaid that will be devastating to people with disabilities. It is expected to be brought to the floor of the Senate late September. The sponsors are only a couple of votes away from being able to pass the bill.
- Congress is now in the process of the 2018 Budget Resolution. This process will pave the way to pass tax reform legislation that will include tax breaks for the wealthy and significant cuts to social services like Medicaid.
- Attacks to healthcare are also occurring in the form of Trump’s Executive Orders and plans to cut CRS.
We need to keep up our advocacy and educate our Representatives on the importance of Medicaid to people with disabilities.
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