Our partners, Justice in Aging, put out this call asking Congress to reject Medicaid cuts and to protect our elders’ right to necessary health care. Please read, sign and send the pre-written letter to your Congress people today.
The newly-revealed “American Health Care Act” would be disastrous for the many older Americans who rely upon Medicaid for in-home assistance, nursing home care, and other health care services. The legislation calls for drastic funding decreases, virtually guaranteeing that state Medicaid programs will ration care. Until now, Medicaid coverage has been based on a promise to provide medically necessary care, but the American Health Care Act would replace that promise with slashed funding that would only become less adequate as years go by.
Medicaid exists to assist Americans who cannot otherwise afford needed health care services. Medicaid funding should be sufficient to meet older Americans’ needs.