Wednesday, March 29, 2017

AHCA/NCAL Completes Largest Online Letter Campaign To-Date

Drew Thies

AHCA/NCAL advocates sent over 50,000 letters to Capitol Hill over the past four weeks to urge Members of Congress to preserve Medicaid funding for America’s most vulnerable and frail populations. Over 15,000 individuals from all 50 states and the District of Colombia participated in the campaign.

The campaign focused on the American Health Care Act, legislation that focused on repealing and replacing the 2010 health care law. The legislation included a provision that would cut over $800 billion from the Medicaid program. Republican leadership ultimately failed to gather the support needed for the bill in the House and it was never brought up for a vote.

AHCA/NCAL also increased its advocate database by 12.8%, as current advocates and members encouraged other individuals in long term and post-acute care to participate in the effort.

AHCA/NCAL would like to thank everybody who participated in the effort.

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