February 17, 2017
The ACA didn’t just expand coverage for millions of Americans, it was the first law in many years to adddress the quality of care in nursing homes that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. The ACA provides more accountability, improved training, and makes prevention of elder abuse a national priority.
The ACA also improves access to home care services, which keep people at home and help nursing home residents move back into the community.
Repeal of the ACA could eliminate these protections, improvements, and services.
At the same time, proposals to replace the ACA include significant changes to Medicaid. These plans would impose spending caps per enrollee or convert Medicaid into block grants - resulting in Medicaid cuts. In addition, federal nursing home quality standards could be eliminated because states would receive federal monies with relatively few requirements. These changes to Medicaid put long-term care consumers at risk.
Please contact your members of Congress now and urge them to vote to keep Medicaid as it is AND to vote against repeal of the Affordable Care Act without adequate replacement! Click here to send your message.
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