Wednesday, June 14, 2017

AHCA/NCAL Advocates Encouraged to Contact Senators

Drew Thies




AHCA/NCAL members are encouraged to reach out to their Senators to ensure Medicaid funding is preserved for America’s most frail and vulnerable individuals.

The Senate is currently working on its own version of the American Health Care Act, a bill that passed the House in early May. The bill is likely to contain provisions altering how much federal money can be spent on the Medicaid program.

Advocates are encouraged to contact their Senators and emphasize the importance of Medicaid funding for elderly and disabled Americans. AHCA/NCAL has an advocacy portal, as well as online materials that make contacting Senators easy.

Individuals that receive Medicaid funding for long term care services typically need assistance with a majority of activities of daily living. Long stay patients are also more likely to have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. These individuals are extremely vulnerable and cannot afford to have their funding cut off.

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