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Urge a NO Vote on Heathcare Motion to Proceed! Save Medicaid in Schools!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Denise Marshall
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Senate Vote Today on the Motion to Consider a Healthcare Replacement Bill

Result Will Cut Important Medicaid-Supported Services in Schools

PLEASE ACT NOW!

If you:

·         KNOW families/children or are a person living with a disability

·         WORK with or represent children with disabilities

·         BELIEVE in the power of school communities where children receive services they need at school—

Then, speak up now!

We need everyone, even if you’ve already joined this campaign, please speak up again!

Today, the U.S. Senate will begin the process to vote on a replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act with a required vote on the Motion to Proceed. If the Motion to Proceed receives the votes, a replacement healthcare bill (which no one has any details for) will move to the Senate floor for debate.

We know that all previous replacement bills considered by the Senate to date, including the House bill which passed the House in June, make significant cuts and place caps on Medicaid reimbursement. To date, no bill has been put forward by the Senate that keeps Medicaid intact for children.

Cuts in Medicaid not only affect the children eligible for Medicaid in their home state, these cuts also impact all children in any public-school district. Why?  Because Medicaid pays for more than just for poor children’s healthcare and related services.

Many school districts across the U.S. have opted to use Medicaid to pay for: valuable personnel such as school nurses, counselors, psychologists, others (for all school buildings or to travel from school to school); and, to for school and district wide screenings, immunizations, durable medical equipment, technology/assistive technology and more. Without the promised Medicaid dollars, access and support to services for tens of millions of children are in great jeopardy.

TODAY: Please make a call, send an email or use social media to say NO to the Senate vote on the Motion to Proceed.

To call your Senator use the toll-free number (844-USA-0234) and enter your zip code

OR

Go here to look up your Senator’s contact information: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state

To learn more about COPAA’s opposition to fundamental changes to Medicaid because of the impact on children with disabilities, visit our Medicaid in Schools http://www.copaa.org/page/Medicaidinschools page.

Please reach out to your Senators today! #NoCutsNo Caps #SaveMedicaidinSchools

 


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