The Human Services Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee will finish their work and submit recommendations to the chairs of the Committee by the end of this week. We have one last opportunity to make a final request of the subcommittee to restore the Medicaid cuts made in last October’s budget.
Please make a call to the subcommittee members (list and contact info below!) and tell them you’re a taxpayer who wants Medicaid cuts restored. You can specifically ask for:
–Restoration of HUSKY A health coverage for adults between 138%-155% of the federal poverty level (otherwise about 13,300 lose their Medicaid coverage on January 1, 2019) – Learn more
–Continuation of the Medicare Savings Program at the current income eligibility guidelines (otherwise, about 113,000 low-income elderly and disabled individuals will lose some or all of their Medicaid coverage under the MSP program effective July 1, 2018, rendering access to health care under Medicare unaffordable) – Learn more
–Repeal of the $1000 cap imposed on HUSKY dental services for adults – Learn more
–Repeal of decrease in the primary care reimbursement rates from 100% to 95% of the Medicare rates – Learn more
Here’s a fact sheet on all four of these important issues – Click here.
Here’s our blog on a recent Restore Medicaid event
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Please call or email the Human Services subcommittee members listed below by the end of the day Friday (March 16th) and request their support for Medicaid restoration.
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Human Services Subcommittee Members
(A subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee)
Co-Chair: Sen. Mae Flexer (D-S29)
Co-Chair: Sen. Joe Markley (R-S16)
Co-Chair: Rep. Cathy Abercrombie (D-83)
Ranking Member: Rep. Jay Case (R-63)
Sen. Terry Gerratana (D-S6)
Rep. Minnie Gonzalez (D-3)
Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106)
Rep. Jeff Currey (D-11)
Rep. Chris Perone (D-137)
Rep. Mike France (R-42)
Rep. Michael DiMassa (D-116)
Rep. Peter Tercyak (D-26)
Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64)
Rep. Gregg Haddad (D-54)
Sen. Paul Formica (R-S20)
Rep. William Petit (R-22)
Rep. Patricia Dillon (D-92)
Rep. Sam Belsito (R-53)