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Join the National Rallying Cry for '#NoCutsNoCaps' to Medicaid Services

The House of Representatives Budget Committee has proposed a 2018 budget with billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid over the next decade. ESSC and our participants depend on Medicaid for our programs and services.

Cutting overall funding to Medicaid would leave two options:

  1. Shift costs to state budgets already stretched too thin
  2. Cut services drastically.

We cannot afford either option!

What’s the impact to Medicaid?

  • More than 10 million of the nation’s 50.7 million people living with disabilities – over 4.1 million in California – rely on Medicaid-funded services.
  • According to the Social Security Administration, just over one-in-four of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67, the majority of whom do not have disability insurance.
  • Cuts to Medicaid would seriously undermine services needed by our nation’s most-vulnerable people.

Targeted outreach – make your voice heard!

  • Call your representative.  Here is a call script you can use:

“Hello, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I would like to leave a message for Representative [REPRESENTATIVE’S LAST NAME].
I’m calling to oppose cuts to Medicaid that will affect people living with disabilities. Capping and cutting Medicaid funding will be DEVASTATING for individuals with disabilities who receive their care and supports through Medicaid.
OPTIONAL – This affects me personally, because [INSERT REASONS.]
Please oppose proposals like block grants and per capita caps that restrict the federal level of support to state Medicaid programs.
Thank you for your consideration.”

  • Talk to your family, friends and neighbors about the devastating impact the proposed 2018 budget would have on ESSC if it passes – spread the message of #NoCutsNoCaps.

Join us with the message loud and clear…No cuts or caps to Medicaid!

Follow Easterseals Southern California on Facebook and Twitter:

for the latest news on the effort to #SaveMedicaid and ask for #NoCutsNoCaps.

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