Final Countdown to Stop the AHCA: Day #6 Devastating cuts to Medicaid mean cuts to Wisconsin programs that children and adults with disabilities need.

Mental Health Task Force/ Make It Work Milwaukee Update

We are sharing the following update from Survival Coaltiion of Wisconsin Disability Organizations regarding action needed to stop the American Health Casre Act:

Final Countdown to Stop the AHCA: Day #6 Devastating cuts to Medicaid mean cuts to Wisconsin programs that children and adults with disabilities need.

The U.S. Senate is set to take a vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before July 4. The AHCA contains a devastating 25% cut to Medicaid and eliminates key health care protections for children and adults with disabilities. Cuts to Medicaid mean cuts to 20 Wisconsin programs like Family Care, IRIS, the Children’s waiver, BadgerCare, mental health programs, Katie Beckett, autism services, personal care, and important therapies like speech, OT and PT.

Time is running out to stop these harmful cuts!

Call Senator Ron Johnson every day for the next 6 business days and tell him a new fact about why the AHCA is bad for adults and children with disabilities and older adults.

Our countdown continues today with fact #6. Call Senator Johnson and tell him you are concerned about the AHCA because:

Devastating cuts to Medicaid will mean cuts to Wisconsin programs that children and adults with disabilities need.

Call Senator Johnson’s three offices:

  • DC office: 202–224–5323
  • Oshkosh office: 920–230–7250
  • Milwaukee office: 414–276–7282

WATCH BPDD Board Member Delores Demonstrate How To Make A Call Over at the BPDD Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/231731545443/videos/10158940501890444/

If you would like more information about this fact, you can use these resources:

Survival Coalition: Medicaid 101. The vast majority of Medicaid funding—70%—is spent on people with disabilities and older adults. Cuts to Medicaid will hurt people with disabilities! Home and community-based services, like Family Care and IRIS, are OPTIONAL and at greatest risk when cuts are made. More costly institutional care is mandatory.

Survival Coalition: Myth Busting. People with disabilities will not be protected from Medicaid cuts. A 25% cut to Medicaid in the AHCA will impact services to people with disabilities and seniors significantly because the majority of Medicaid spending covers their community supports and health care.

National Health Law Program: Protect Medicaid Funding: Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities

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