|With both the House and Senate in session next week, we expect the debate about how to reduce the deficit to be front and center. We hope you join us in asking your members in the field to call their U.S. representative and senators and urge them to reject Medicaid cuts, in any form.
We will be having call-in days Tuesday, June 14, Wednesday, June 15, and Thursday, June 16. Please feel free to share our toll-free number with your networks: 1-866-922-4970.
Below is a sample message you could use:
Summer is heating up and so are the politics in Washington. Congress is debating how to balance the budget — and they need to hear from you. Don’t let Congress get away with cutting health care for seniors and our most vulnerable families.
Negotiations are happening behind closed doors. Now is the time to weigh in with your Members of Congress. Tell them “DON’T CUT MEDICAID.” Cuts to this vital program will only shift costs to states and transfer the burden to seniors who depend on the program for long-term care, people with disabilities, children and their families.
Call your U.S. senators and representative today at 1-866-922-4970. Urge them to reject Medicaid cuts, in any form. They should oppose any proposals that include deep spending cuts, harsh caps on spending that could lead to deep spending cuts, or proposals that would restructure Medicaid.
Reducing the deficit is important, but the approach must be fair and balanced. We should not balance the budget on the backs of our most poor and vulnerable families — those who can least afford to bear it.