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No Caps to Medicaid!

September 18, 2017

Right now, the Senate is working on its own bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  This bill, referred to as the Graham-Cassidy Bill, converts Medicaid into a per capita cap system.  A per capita cap means that states will receive a fixed amount of money per beneficiary, which will likely not include adjusments for the rising cost of health care or needs of the population.

Call your Senators & Governors and tell them, NO CAPS to MEDICAID!

You can call your Senators by dialing the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.  You can find the number for your Governor by clicking here.  When calling, you can discuss the following talking points:

  • Medicaid is the largest single payer of long-term care in our nation.
  • Medicaid is the ONLY way most people can afford long-term care.
  • Medicaid allows long-term care consumers to stay in their homes.

For nursing home residents and other long-term care consumers, caps to Medicaid would result in cuts to available care and services and would make it harder to qualify for care.

To learn more about per capita caps and how they can hurt nursing home residents, other long-term care consumers and their families, go to our webpage on preserving Medicaid.

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