The House of Representatives is expected to vote soon (possibly as early as this afternoon!) on a modified version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This is the legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was pulled from consideration on March 24. The House vote is just the first step in what will continue to be a long and uncertain process for the legislation. Therefore, we encourage our advocates to continue reaching out to their members of Congress to educate them on how certain changes to Medicaid and repeal of the ACA present serious problems for people with Down syndrome and their families.
Call your representatives NOW to urge them to vote against cuts in Medicaid and health care for people with disabilities.
Need talking points? When you call, tell your elected member of the House of Representatives to vote:
- NO because the AHCA caps and cuts Medicaid, harming people with disabilities, including children
- NO because the AHCA allows states to waive protections for people with pre-existing conditions
- NO because the AHCA will end Medicaid expansion
- NO because the AHCA will leave AT LEAST 24 million people without health care coverage
To find contact information for your members of Congress, please click here.
Your call matters. Your story matters. Your advocacy matters.
Please contact Kari Jones with any questions. THANK YOU for doing your part to effect a change!