Our message got through!
Senate ACA Repeal Efforts Fail. On Friday, July 28, the U.S. Senate's final effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed in an early morning vote.
Easterseals advocates sent nearly 50,000 message to Congress to oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Thank you for all your efforts to educate Congress about the essential role Medicaid plays in the lives of tens of thousands of people with disabilities and their families. Our efforts were coordinated with dozens of other national organizations. Everyone did their part, in their own way. Our message got through.
So what’s next? For now, the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act has no clear path forward. However, we should not be surprised when proposals to cut Medicaid come up again in the future. Easterseals will continue to fight on behalf of people with disabilities and their families who depend on Medicaid for their health, independence, and well-being.
Again, thank you for your continued advocacy and support.
Updated: July 28, 2017
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