Thanks to the Super Committee, the Medicaid program – on which over 58 million Americans rely – is more vulnerable to cuts than ever. 49% of Medicaid recipients are children, 25% adults, 10% are older Americans, 15% are disabled, and all are low-income. If people on Medicaid lost their benefits, the results would be greater illness and disability, increased poverty, and even death. We must do something to stop this.
Join us at the My Medicaid Matters rally on Wednesday, September 21st at 12 noon in Washington, D.C. (on the west side of Capitol Hill) to voice your opposition to cuts to Medicaid. Detailed information here.
ADAPT, the disability rights organization that helped pass the Americans with Disabilities Act, is calling for people to join them in D.C.. If you can’t make it to D.C., there are solidarity events in California, Kansas, Illinois, Montana, Ohio, and Texas.
If you can make it to the rally in D.C., please let us know by emailing Vanessa@healthcare-now.org. We’d love if you and/or your group joined the single-payer contingent at the rally, and helped us talk to people about the importance of health care as a human right-improving and extending Medicare to all.