|SHIPs are facing an unprecedented 42% funding cut: Tell your legislators to vote no!
In July, Medicare advocates were shocked and outraged that the Senate Appropriations Committee proposed a 42% cut in funding for the Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs), from $52 million to $30 million. Now, Congressional leaders are deciding whether to retain this cut.
This is the largest cut ever proposed in the history of the SHIP program. It would significantly erode the national SHIP network of unbiased, personalized Medicare benefits information counseling. In California, our SHIP is the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, a program that serves our state’s 5 million Medicare beneficiaries, professionals and family members.
Here’s how you can help:
The more emails we send to Congress, the better our chances for success. Please share this message widely with other Medicare advocates and beneficiaries in your state! Thank you!!
This alert is provided by the National Council on Aging, November 9, 2015.