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Senate Republicans have introduced the Graham-Cassidy bill as a last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act before the budget reconciliation deadline at the end of the month.
Even more detrimental to the disability community than the failed Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Graham-Cassidy bill threatens to “significantly reduce coverage for people with disabilities, violate their right to live in the community, and undermine decades of state and federal initiatives to rebalance Medicaid spending toward community-based care” (via NHeLP).
For the top 10 threats to people with disabilities under the proposed bill, click here, and to read an analysis of its fiscal impact click here.
It’s critical that we ACT NOW on this tight deadline and encourage Senators to vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill. For talking points and a contact list of key Senators, click here. Consider reaching out to these individuals yourself and asking anyone you know in these pivotal states to do the same.