ACTION ALERT: Medicaid Pays For That?

News & Updates March 21st, 2017

Medicaid is the largest insurer of children with disabilities, and it has been for decades. Suddenly, as part of the repeal of Obamacare, Congress has proposed putting caps on Medicaid services for children like ----

Trisha, whose mother can no longer lift her 13 year old daughter out of her wheelchair. Trisha receives attendant care services to help with personal needs like bathing, dressing, and toileting. Medicaid pays for that.

For Joseph, who is nonverbal and lives at home with his parents, he receives assistance with his daily needs, and attends a day program so his parents can remain employed. Medicaid pays for that. 

For Matt, who has autism, he receives therapies to help with speech and behavior skills so that he can learn and attend school. Medicaid pays for that.
 
But, Congress has not held a single hearing to consider how cutting Medicaid would impact the health and well-being of children with disabilities.

In the rush to repeal Obamacare, Congress needs to slow down and take time to consider how their proposal to put caps on Medicaid is going to affect the lives of Arizona’s children with disabilities. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Contact Governor Ducey
Contact Senator McCain
Contact Senator Flake
Contact Your US Representative

RESOURCES:
The American Health Care Act: What Does It Mean for Arizona?
Medicaid Works: How Cuts Would Harm States
Questions on Medicaid for Parents of Children with Disabilities

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