ALBANY, NY: January 31, 2017 –The Brain Injury Association of New York State urges you to call Congress today and tell them to protect the ACA, Medicaid, and Medicare.
The President and Congress are moving quickly to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Major cuts and restructuring of Medicaid and Medicare may not be far behind. Brain injury advocates must let policymakers know that these changes will hurt people with disabilities and seniors.
Please use this toll free call-in number
When you call you will hear a brief overview of the issues and will be asked to enter your zip code before being transferred to your members of Congress. Please ask to speak to the health staffer.
Talking points to use during your call
No repeal of the ACA without simultaneous replacement
If Congress votes to repeal the ACA, a replacement package that provides equivalent or improved access to affordable, quality health coverage must be included in the same legislation.
No cuts to Medicaid or restructuring of the Medicaid program
Seniors and people with disabilities rely on the Medicaid program. It is the primary public source of funding for long-term services and supports. Program cuts, along with block grant or per capita cap proposals would hurt people who have no alternative means of paying for essential services.
Preserve Medicare for current and future seniors and people with disabilities
Medicare is a huge success story, with strong support from all Americans. Premium support and other restructuring proposals to shift more costs onto beneficiaries would make health care far less affordable and accessible to seniors and people with disabilities.