Archive for July, 2017

Disability Rights Wisconsin Supports Senate Health Care Vote

Disability Rights Wisconsin applauds all U.S. Senators who voted against recent health care reform bills to cut and cap Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill passed in the U.S. House in May and the numerous bills recently set forth by the Senate contained devastating cuts to Medicaid, rolled back protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and would have led to loss of health insurance coverage for millions of Americans.

Read DRW’s full statement here

 

National Call to Action-Save Medicaid

Tomorrow, July 21st, is a National Call-In Day to #ProtectOurCare and #SaveMedicaid.

Thank you for your advocacy so far – you are being heard! Even with this great advocacy, we are hearing the Senate plans to vote on the “Motion to Proceed” to move forward with health care reform – as soon as Monday (7/24/17). Please continue to raise your voice:

  • Call your U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin and please tell them to “vote no” on a motion to proceed and “no” on any of the health care bills currently before the Senate.
  • Remind them there has been no public input into the reform process – and it is moving too fast without enough information.
  • Share a 3 paragraph story and a photograph or a 90 second video on Facebook or Twitter with your U.S. Senators about how these bills will affect people with disabilities, their families, and their communities.
  • Tell your friends and family to do the same!

Both bills will cut the Medicaid program, lead to millions losing health insurance, and end protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions.

For the Better Care and Reconciliation Act (BCRA): The latest Congressional Budget Office report shows that there would be $756 billion in Medicaid cuts (still a 26% cut by 2026 and a 35% cut by 2036), and 22 million people would still lose coverage under this bill.

For the repeal but not replace bill (ORRA): The latest Congressional Budget Office report shows there would be a $842 billion cut in Medicaid and 32 million people would become uninsured.

How to Call:

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

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

To compare all health care reform plans, check out: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/18/537868412/health-care-the-risks-of-repeal-without-replace

Job Posting – Office/Administrative Coordinator

Disability Rights Wisconsin is seeking a full time Office Coordinator to lead the administrative team in our Madison office. Successful candidates must exercise considerable discretion and good judgment, as well as the ability to interface and work with agency staff across multiple offices and with a diverse population of clients. The ideal candidate must be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative tasks, supervision and be able to work independently and confidently under pressure. Associate’s degree in Business or Office Management. Minimum 2 years experience supervising, office management, strong attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

Please click here for more information.

EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse workforce. Submit resume and cover letter to hr@drwi.org by 5 pm, Monday, August 7, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

Stories of Wisconsinites Who Use Medicaid

Please read What Medicaid Means to Wisconsin to learn how nearly 1.2 million Wisconsinites use 20 Medicaid programs in our state.

National Save Medicaid Day of Action

National SAVE MEDICAID Day of Action

Wednesday, July 12th

The U.S. Senate is continuing to draft legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and make significant changes to the Medicaid program – including $772 billion in cuts to Medicaid. The Senate would like to vote on their proposal as early as NEXT WEEK – without any public hearings or opportunity for input.

Wednesday is a National Day of Action to #SaveMedicaid – and we need YOU to: 

Call your U.S. Senators.

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

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

Ask your Senators to oppose any bill that would cut or cap Medicaid. Medicaid works for Wisconsin.

Here is a National SAVE MEDICAID script if you need help!

Use the power of social media.

On July 12th, we want to see the #SaveMedicaid hashtag on every social media platform. After you’ve called your Senator, print out a “#SaveMedicaid because…” sign, fill it out & take a selfie with it, and share! Make sure to use the #SaveMedicaid hashtag so we can see it and share it as well. You can also tweet it at your Senators to remind them of your story and encourage others to take action.

Please lift your voices every day between now and the Senate vote. The time is NOW to tell our United States Senators what cuts to Medicaid would mean to you, your family, and your community. United, our message cannot be ignored: Nothing about us without us! No caps or cuts to Medicaid!

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