Medicaid and the ACA are once again at risk! Please make a call TODAY.

Despite the groundswell of resistance over the spring and summer months that helped defeat the worst threats to health care we have ever seen, repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and slashing Medicaid funding are back on the Senate agenda. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), along with co-sponsors Dean Heller (R-NV) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), are racing the clock to secure enough votes to pass their “Graham-Cassidy bill” by the end of September, before Republican leadership loses its ability to pass it in the Senate with just 50 votes.

The Graham-Cassidy bill is even more harmful than the previous Senate bills defeated this summer. In addition to fundamentally restructuring Medicaid by establishing a per person cap on spending, it would also replace the ACA’s market place subsidies and the Medicaid expansion with a block grant. Federal funding for the Medicaid expansion would be eliminated entirely in 10 years. It also allows states broad waiver authority to exclude coverage of essential health benefits and health coverage for children and adults with pre-existing conditions. The Graham-Cassidy bill would leave millions of Americans uninsured, destabilize the individual insurance market, and end Medicaid as we know it. Medicaid is a lifeline for more than 37 million children, more than 40 percent of all children with special health care needs and more than 40 percent of all births. While all states would eventually face deep and growing cuts under Graham-Cassidy, states that have been the most successful at enrolling people in newly available coverage under the ACA would be most severely punished. See state by state estimates of funding cuts.

There is enormous and growing pressure for a vote on Graham-Cassidy before the end of the month – likely the week of September 25th. Please raise your voice now, and ask others to call too! Keep the pressure on.

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