One in Seven Medicaid Enrollees has a Disability
One of every seven Medicaid enrollees is a person with a disability, and this week the U.S. Senate will vote on legislation that will limit critical community services for people with disabilities. Two different bills are being considered: one to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Better Care Reconciliation Act) and the other is to repeal-only (Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act). Both bills jeopardize access to health care and services for millions of children and adults with disabilities and must be defeated.
We urge the Senate to oppose any proposal to reduce or eliminate Medicaid services currently available to people with disabilities, and to VOTE NO on the motion to proceed to the Better Care Reconciliation Act and the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act.
Medicaid helps so many live their lives to the fullest. Whether that means helping people with disabilities stay healthy and get the resources they need to live at home, or allowing parents to work outside the home for pay instead of being full-time caregivers and ultimately avoiding bankruptcy, people who currently rely on Medicaid services CAN NOT AFFORD TO LOSE THEM.
Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) status in the Senate
Easterseals’ Statement on the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget