June 6, 2017 The Call –#SaveMedicaid #NoCapsNoCuts Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with low income in the United States. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the state and federal governments and managed by the states, with each state currently having broad leeway to determine who is eligible for its implementation of the program. The AHCA, if passed, will cut more than $800 billion from Medicaid over the next decade. “Per capita caps” will devastate Medicaid-funded services that people with disabilities need to live, work and participate in their communities. Medicaid provides specialized healthcare services like nursing, personal care and therapies to children and adults with disabilities, seniors, and the working poor. Today is #SaveMedicaid day. You can find ways a full toolkit of ways to helps at the Center for Public Representation website. Your Actions Call both your senators and tell them to oppose any and all cuts to Medicaid. Check here (or in the thread on Twitter) for a Town Hall near you during this Congressional recess and attend to object to Trumpcare if you are able. Talking Points
This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
I’m calling to urge [Sen____] to oppose any and all cuts to Medicaid.
I want the Senator to promise to vote against any bill that converts Medicaid into a per capita cap, including the potential ACA repeal bill.
Share your personal story – Cutting Medicaid will have a devastating impact on everyone [me/ my family member/ my friends].