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Final Countdown to Health Care Vote

Today is the last day in our Final Countdown to Stop the AHCA/BCRA and its Cuts to Medicaid.

The U.S. Senate is likely voting on their health care bill—the Better Care Reconciliation Act—after the July 4 recess. We must keep the calls coming to stop its devastating 26% cut to Medicaid. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office analysis of the Senate Bill shows that its cuts to Medicaid will be substantial over the long-term because it limits Medicaid funding to traditional inflation instead of Medical Inflation. Cuts to Medicaid mean cuts to 20 Wisconsin programs like Family Care, IRIS, the Children’s waiver, BadgerCare, mental health programs, Katie Beckett, autism services, personal care, and important therapies like speech, OT and PT.

Our countdown ends today with fact #1. Call Senators Johnson and Baldwin and tell them you are concerned about the senate health care bill because:  It is a bad deal for Wisconsin. A new report cited by the Wisconsin Hospital Association predicts that if the health care bill is passed, Wisconsin stands to lose an additional $37 billion in federal funding by 2025 compared to states that expanded Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act.

Call Senator Johnson: • DC office: 202-224-5323 • Oshkosh office: 920-230-7250 • Milwaukee office: 414-276-7282

Call Senator Tammy Baldwin: • DC office: 202-224-5653 • Madison office: 608-264-5338 • Milwaukee office: 414-297-4451

If you would like more information about this fact, see below:

The Arc Wisconsin: Wisconsin is at Risk: Responding to Federal Medicaid Cuts

Wisconsin Hospital Association: U.S. Senate health care bill falls short.

The Milwaukee Business Journal: WMC, MMAC join hospitals in calling for Sen. Ron Johnson to intervene on AHCA