Join the June 15 Wisconsin Call-in Day to Protect Medicaid

Mental Health Task Force/ Make It Work Milwaukee Update

Members of the U.S. Senate are working behind closed doors on their own version of American Health Care Act (AHCA). The U.S. Senate is preparing to vote on the AHCA within the next two weeks. There is a lot at stake for Wisconsin in this vote. The AHCA cuts federal Medicaid funding by 25% over 10 years and eliminates key health care protections for children and adults with disabilities, including those with mental health needs. Estimates indicate Wisconsin could lose $1 billion in funding and put many essential programs and supports for children/adults with disabilities and seniors at risk.

Join the June 15th Wisconsin Call-in Day to Protect Medicaid. Share your concerns about the proposed cuts to Medicaid and loss of important health care protections. Today’s 3 PM meeting of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force will also include an update on the AHCA and on the June 15th Call In Day to Protect Medicaid.

For information on what Medicaid means to Wisconsin children and adults with disabilities, check out this link : http://www.survivalcoalitionwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Medicaid-stories-ALL_final.pdf

More than 1500 people responded to Survival Coalition’s survey asking how Wisconsin’s disability community uses our state’s more than 20 Medicaid programs, and how their lives would be impacted if Medicaid changes. Here is a sampling of those statewide results, organized by Congressional district, Please share these stories widely with your local media and state and federal legislators.

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