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Action Alert: Five Ways To Use Your Voice to SAVE Medicaid

News for 06.16.17
06.16.17
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By Bryan Neider, CEO, Gatepath

Right now, it’s more important than ever to make your voice heard. U.S. Senators have until July 5th to decide the fate of Medicaid (Medi-Cal) and are proposing more than $800 billion in cuts, according to the Congressional Budget Office.  Medicaid provides the federal funding for healthcare for individuals with disabilities, called  Medi-Cal in California.

The revisions being considered by the U.S. Senate in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to slash Medicaid will be devastating to not only our families and their children with disabilities, but to California’s economy.  Medicaid currently funds important services to children and adults with developmental disabilities (I/DD). Families depend on service providers like Gatepath to offer a safety net of programs that help improve the quality of life for their child from birth to adulthood.  Benefits like home and community-based services would likely be the first impacted if cuts are approved, which would lead to longer waiting lists, service reductions and more stringent eligibility requirements.  Also being proposed is a fixed amount for each beneficiary, not taking into account variances in income, the level of disability and other factors that typically inform the amount of benefits an individual receives.

The time is NOW for the community to rally together and let our public officials at the White House know that deep cuts to Medicaid will take away the safety net and be devastating to those with disabilities.

5 WAYS TO ENGAGE:

CLICK to tweet a message to #ProtectOurCare

SHARE our #ProtectOurCare post on social media to save #Medicaid


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CALL Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein

Senator Kamala Harris

•   Washington D.C. Office Phone (202) 224-3553

Senator Dianne Feinstein

•  Washington D.C. Office Phone (202) 224-3841