Medicaid Action 2

Published Mar. 16, 2017

Medicaid Action 2



Do NOT Cut and Cap Medicaid
Medicaid Action 2

This is the second Medicaid action. In the first one you communicated your message to your Congressional Representative, this message is to your Senators.

The Health Care Bill in Congress proposes to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicaid.  This will mean less people will get Medicaid funded services or will get less services.

If you have not yet done so, please your U.S. House Member: 202-224-3121  and contact our two U.S. Senators. Senator Maria Cantwell (202) 224-3441 and Senator Patty Murray (202) 224-2621. The alert will also help you send emails to your Senators and the President. Click on Take Action! at for talking points and to send an email.

• I am your constituent

• Medicaid is more than just healthcare. Medicaid waivers provide personal care, therapies, respite care, community residential supports and employment/day services.

• I use Medicaid services (give an example from your life) or My family member uses Medicaid services (give an example from your family)

• Medicaid is more than health care, these services help me/our family live life every day

• These services are critical

• Do NOT Cut and Cap Medicaid


For your Background Information:

Medicaid is an important partnership of the federal government and the states

Medicaid represents $1 out of every $6 spent on health care in the U.S. and is the major source of financing for states to provide coverage to meet health and long-term needs of low-income populations. Washington State draws down billions in federal Medicaid funding enabling our limited state funds to go farther and serve more people; for most Medicaid the federal government pays 50 cents of every dollar. The newly established Community First Choice program draws down 56 cents on the dollar.
Medicaid touches all our lives.

People with developmental disabilities make up part of the Medicaid population. Thousands of Washingtonians with DD (adults and children) depend upon Medicaid-funded services.
• Over 44,000 people are clients of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).
• Of those more than 13,000 who receive personal care services through Community First Choice that support them to get out of bed, get dressed, bathe and eat meals.
• Any DDA client receiving services receives Medicaid funding