Don’t Let the Senate Take Away the Healthcare for Millions and Slash Medicaid Funding
This week, Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dean Heller (R-NV) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced a bill in a last-minute healthcare bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA.)
The deadline for passing repeal legislation with only 50 votes expires on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Like previous repeal efforts, the Graham-Cassidy bill would cause millions of people to lose health insurance and would slash Medicaid funding.
It is critical that housing advocates call their senators and ask them to oppose any healthcare bill that cuts, caps, or phases out Medicaid for millions of the lowest income people. This bill will be defeated if three Republican senators reject it. Your calls can make the difference.
- Thank Senators Menendez and Booker for their previous efforts to reject efforts to repeal and replace the ACA and
- Urge the Senators to oppose The Graham-Cassidy and any other healthcare bill that cuts, caps or phases out Medicaid for millions of the lowest income people and to work towards bipartisan healthcare reform.
- To reach Sen. Robert Menendez, call 202-224-4744 or email.
- To reach Sen. Cory Booker, call 202-224-3224 or email.
The Medicaid funding that would be cut includes supportive housing services that benefit people experiencing homelessness. The bill would roll back Medicaid expansion and change the structure of the program, turning it into a block grant and dramatically cutting its funding. These changes would be devastating for low income households, especially homeless individuals receiving supportive services through Medicaid.
This latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act will take health insurance away from as many as tens of millions of Americans, including many people experiencing homelessness. The attempt will dismantle Medicaid as we know it. Tell our New Jersey senators that you oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill and urge them to start working towards bipartisan healthcare reform.”
Read our previous post for more details – Time Constrained Risk to Repeal and Replace ACA This Month.