We need your help. Today the United States House of Representatives will vote on the American Health Care Act, the Obamacare repeal and replace bill. This bill represents a significant shift in the overall funding structure of the Medicaid program and places the vital services and supports individuals with disabilities rely on to maximize their quality of life in serious jeopardy. If passed, the bill could have a devastating impact on the autism community; it strips $880 billion from Medicaid over a ten year period resulting in the loss of much needed services and supports for 14 million program recipients. States would have to choose between covering different vulnerable populations and wait lists could reach unprecedented levels. We cannot let this happen.
Here’s What You Can Do:
- Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard (202-224-3121) and ask to speak with your Congressperson. Tell them to oppose cuts or restructuring to the Medicaid program. Share your story of how Medicaid impacts your family or those you love.
- Unable to reach your elected official’s Washington, D.C. office? Call the district office and urge them to relay your concerns to your senator or representative. Click here to find your Member of Congress.
- Visit Congressional Offices. Can’t come to Washington, D.C. to see your legislator? Go to their district office and explain how Medicaid helps you or your loved one remain a contributing member of society.
- Spread the word throughout your social media channels. Use hashtag #SaveMedicaid and share why we must protect this critical resource for our families, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.
Let’s stand up for those who need us most.