State Specific Fact Sheets
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The Senate is now developing its version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which, as passed by the House of Representatives, would impose Medicaid block grants and per capita caps and repeal or weaken key components of the Affordable Care Act. NHeLP has joined with allies in an educational effort to stop these proposed cuts. “Medicaid in Schools” is a coalition including national and state advocates such as the School Superintendents Association and the National Association of School Nurses. The Coalition is meeting with Hill staffers to educate them on Medicaid’s important role in providing school-based health care, and the devastating consequences of funding cuts through Medicaid per capita caps and block grants.
To support state advocates, NHeLP has prepared new fact sheets on Medicaid’s impact in schools. Since Congress is using an accelerated budget process known as “reconciliation,” Republicans only need 51 votes in the Senate, instead of the usual 60, to fundamentally undermine Medicaid which has effectively served low income populations since 1965.
Please click on the links above for state-specific fact sheets for key Senate targets and use these hashtags to get active, get involved, and help #SaveMedicaid. (Some additional and helpful social media hashtags: #ProtectOurCare, #MedicaidMatters, #MedicaidWorks, #ProtectMedicaid, #SchoolsNeedMedicaid, #InsureOurChildren, and #MedicaidInSchools.)