#ProtectMedicaid During COVID-19

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Protect Medicaid for 6.3 million New Yorkers by keeping the maintenance of effort provision in coronavirus relief bills.

6.3 million New Yorkers depend on Medicaid for health coverage, including nearly 50% of New York children. Having health coverage during a pandemic is critical so that New Yorkers can get the care they need, when they need it most. Many states, including New York, have been asking for the ability to cut Medicaid eligibility. Cutting health coverage for individuals at this time would be disastrous for the state. It would lead to confusion and avoidance of care, which could further spread the virus.

COVID-19 has also hit communities of color the hardest. Medicaid is a vital safety net for many families in these communities and taking it away would only further health disparities.

Accordingly, we ask that you #ProtectMedicaid for New Yorkers by protecting the maintenance of effort (MOE) provisions in coronavirus relief bills.

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