The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded Medicaid eligibility for seniors and people with disabilities. These new programs, along with existing Medicaid services provide a critical path to both healthcare and long-term care, including home and community-based services for more than 10 million children and adults over 6 million seniors who have a disability. Medicaid also helps some people with disabilities work and pay taxes.
Congress is considering repealing the ACA and changing the Medicaid program to reduce spending. If enacted, these changes could undercut the programs that enable people with disabilities to live at home instead of in institutions and could threaten the Americans with Disabilities Act community integration mandate.
Call 202-224-3121 and tell your members of Congress, “No changes to the ACA or Medicaid!”
For more information see these articles from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: