#JoinTheFight, Vote this Thursday!

All across the country, The Arc chapters are reaching out today because it’s critical that you #JoinOurFight to save Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

This is a make or break week for the future of Medicaid and access to health care for people with disabilities, their families, and direct support professionals.

Congress is rushing to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act and to partially pay for it by capping the federal payment and making drastic cuts to the Medicaid program. The level of cuts over time would decimate the Medicaid program.

When will this happen? The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this Thursday. The Senate has indicated that it would like to vote on the House bill before the mid-April recess.

The new bill, called the American Health Care Act, includes an $880 billion cut to Medicaid over the next decade. According to the Congressional Budget Office it will result in 24 million without health insurance by 2026, this includes 14 million fewer people enrolled in Medicaid.

We urgently need advocates to reach out to Congress and tell them to stop the repeal of the ACA and the cuts to Medicaid.

Advocates need to explain why the ACA and Medicaid are essential to people with disabilities and their families.

Every single call matters!