From Autism Speaks:
Please contact your US Senator TODAY and ask them to VOTE NO on any proposal to reduce Medicaid funding for people with autism. Medicaid is the single most important insurer for people with autism and pays for the majority of all long-term care adults with autism receive. Proposed changes in the Graham-Cassidy-Johnson proposal would result in less Medicaid funds for states and would negatively impact people with autism and their families. Please take action today!
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) today voiced its strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill under consideration in the U.S. Senate.
“This legislation, the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, will lead to millions of Americans losing their health care coverage,” said APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. “We are particularly concerned that this bill would make drastic cuts to the Medicaid program and rollback expansion, which has allowed 1.3 million Americans with serious mental illness and 2.8 million Americans with substance use disorders to gain coverage for the first time. This bill harms our must vulnerable patients.
"The APA is ready to work with members of both parties to craft a bipartisan solution that stabilizes the health insurance market and ensures Americans have access to quality, affordable health care.”