Don’t Cap My Care: #SaveMedicaid

If it becomes law, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will cut more than $800 billion from Medicaid over the next decade. It will slash health care services like nursing, personal care, and therapies to children, adults with disabilities, and seniors. The AHCA includes “per capita caps” that will devastate Medicaid-funded services that that people with disabilities, seniors and children rely on. The U.S. Senate is writing the health care bill now so it’s critical to take action today.

Read the New York Times op-ed: “Medicaid is more than a health care program. It is a life-giving program.”

Call 866-426-2631 and tell Congress it’s time to save and protect Medicaid.

Sample script: I’m calling to ask the Senator to protect Medicaid. Specifically, I want the Senator to promise to vote against any bill that converts Medicaid into a per capita cap, including the potential ACA repeal bill. Per capita caps mean huge cuts to Medicaid that would cause many of your constituents to lose health care, and eliminate vital services that people with disabilities, seniors and children rely on. We’re counting on you to do the right thing. Please tell the Senator to stand up for people with disabilities and save Medicaid!

Join the virtual rally to #SaveMedicaid

When: Tuesday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Twitter, Facebook

These are the California members of Congress who are threatening Medicaid (be sure to TWEET AT THEM):

  • Ken Calvert (CA-42) @KenCalvert
  • Paul Cook (CA-8) @RepPaulCook
  • Jeff Denham (CA-10) @RepJeffDenham
  • David Valadao (CA-21) @RepDavidValadao
  • Mimi Walters (CA-45) @RepMimiWalters
  • Steve Knight (CA-25) @SteveKnight25
  • Ed Royce (CA-39) @RepEdRoyce
  • Darrell Issa (CA-49) @DarrellIssa

Sample Tweets

Medicaid is a safety net for American families, children, and seniors. @KenCalvert #SaveMedicaid
1,578,100 Californians would lose Medicaid coverage under #AHCA. @RepJeffDenham #NoCutsNoCaps
More than 300k constituents would lose healthcare under #AHCA. @RepPaulCook #MedicaidMatters
American Health Care Act (AHCA) will cut over $800 Billion from Medicaid over the next decade @RepDavidValadao #NoCutsNoCaps
AHCA would slash services like nursing, personal care, and therapies to children, adults with disabilities, and seniors. @RepMimiWalters #SaveMedicaid
AHCA would be devastating to PWD and seniors. Call your senator now and tell them why #MedicaidMatters to you.
Let your Senators know that Medicaid matters and Medicaid cuts and caps are UNACCEPABLE! #NoCutsNoCaps
Contact your state Governor — caps and cuts shift costs to the states, so your Governor needs to hear from you. #NoCutsNoCaps
People living with disabilities deserve the healthcare and services they need to live dignified lives. @RepEdRoyce #DontCapOurCare
Unpaid caregivers save taxpayers $450 Billion annually. Cutting their support hurts everyone. @SteveKnight25 #SaveMedicaid
Medicaid saves lives @DarrellIssa #NoCutsNoCaps
Make no mistake – Caps ARE cuts @KenCalvert #SaveMedicaid

Relevant Hashtags
#SaveMedicaid
#NoCutsNoCaps
#MedicaidMatters
#DontCapOurCare

After you’ve called or tweeted your Senator or House Representative, print out a “#SaveMedicaid because…” sign, fill it out, take a selfie with it, and share! Make sure to use the #SaveMedicaid hashtag so we can see it and share it as well. You can also tweet it at your Senators or House Representative to remind them of your story and encourage others to take action.

Sponsored by SEIU California, Fight4OurHealth Coalition, ACLU SoCal, and allies

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