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June 27 Action Alert: Help Save Medicaid

advocacylogowebDo you know someone who lives in Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Ohio, or Nevada? Ask them to call their Senator today and HELP SAVE MEDICAID.

In the next few days the U.S. Senate will be be voting on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and make significant cuts and caps to the Medicaid program.

This drastic reduction in funding would force states to cut services to children with disabilities. In Minnesota more than 200,000 children and adults with disabilities receive Medicaid assistance. Additionally, Minnesota schools annually receive approximately $45 million in Medicaid reimbursements for health-related services for students with disabilities, such as occupational, physical, and speech therapy. If this bill becomes law, the important services and programs that Medicaid funds to support children with disabilities at home, school, and in the community will be at risk.

Minnesota's Senators Klobuchar and Franken have announced they will vote against the bill. Only a few more Senators need to oppose it for the bill to fail. The Senators listed below from Colorado, Ohio, Nevada, Alaska, Louisiana, and Maine have been identified as those most likely to vote against the bill. If you know someone in these states, please ask them to call their Senator today with the simple message:

"Please vote against the Better Care Reconciliation Act because it cuts and caps Medicaid. These cuts will be devastating to children and adults with disabilities and their families."

WHO TO CONTACT

State: Alaska
Name: Sen. Lisa Murkowski
Phone: 202-224-6665
E-mail: https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/contact/email

State: Alaska
Name Sen. Dan Sullivan
Phone: 202 224-3004
E-mail: https://www.sullivan.senate.gov/contact/email

State: Colorado
Name: Sen. Cory Gardner
Phone: 202-224-5941
E-mail: https://www.gardner.senate.gov/contact-cory/email-cory

State: Louisiana
Name: Sen. Bill Cassidy
Phone: 202-224-5824
E-mail: https://www.cassidy.senate.gov/contact/

State: Maine
Name: Sen. Susan Collins
Phone: 202-224-2523
E-mail: https://www.collins.senate.gov/contact

State: Ohio
Name: Sen. Rob Portman
Phone: 202-224-3353
E-mail: https://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

State: Nevada
Name: Sen. Dean Heller
Phone: 202-224-6244
Email: https://www.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Click here if you'd like more information about protecting cuts to Medicaid.