Monday, May 1, 2017

Action Alert: Urge Congress to keep Medicaid funding intact for public schools

On Wednesday, May 3, the U.S. House of Representatives will be considering legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare.” After making changes to the original bill filed in March, House members plan to vote on the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), which would alter the way states receive Medicaid funding by imposing a per capita allotment funding structure.

If approved, the bill will significantly impact the ability of students with disabilities and in poverty to receive necessary health services in public schools. The legislation will require schools to compete for limited Medicaid funding, and result in arbitrary caps placed on the amount of Medicaid reimbursements that are made to public schools.

Contact your member of Congress and urge them to VOTE NO on the American Health Care Act before May 3.