Help Stop Medicaid Cuts! Weigh In With Congress
- By: USAging
- On: 03/17/2017 11:29:29
- In: Policy & Advocacy
As detailed in our March 10 Legislative Update, the House is advancing the first of several measures to ultimately repeal the ACA. n4a is opposing this bill as it does not adequately address the issues we raised in our January ACA Policy Brief and goes beyond ACA-related provisions to fundamentally undermine federal support for Medicaid, weakening this key health and long-term care safety net.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that if enacted, the bill would cut $880 billion from Medicaid over 10 years and result in health insurance coverage loss for up to 24 million people.
We encourage all n4a members and allies to reach out to your Members of Congress immediately to share your concerns with this legislation.
For talking points, action steps and a customizable grassroots alert you can use in your community, see our March 17 Advocacy Alert.