protect health care for our most vulnerable citizens
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There will be problems for many of us (who are older, have lower incomes and/or pre-existing conditions) with the health care law that passed the House Of Representatives. For people with intellectual/developmental disabilities the $800 billion cut to Medicaid will be devastating. Please stand with this vulnerable community and let your senators know you care. Medicaid funding for community supports, in-home services and habilitation is what replaced living in institutions for many people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. While the most important reason to provide care and support for people in this manner is that it's kinder and more life-affirming, another reason is that it's cheaper (because of all the free services kicked in by the family). So while Medicaid block grants and budget cuts are a nightmare to people with disabilities and their families, they don't even make sense at a fiscal level. Please ask your Senators to do the right thing and not decimate health care through support of the House bill.
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