Disability advocates from Montana’s Centers for Independent Living and ADAPT Montana have been putting pressure on Sen. Daines urging him to vote no on the current Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) that the U.S. Senate has been working on.
The BCRA does a number of harmful things for people with disabilities including:
Moving individuals with pre-existing conditions into higher cost, high risk insurance pools;
Eliminating the enhanced federal match for the Community First Choice Program, which will jeopordize the ability of people with disabilities to live in the community;
Cutting over $700 billion out of Medicaid, which will lead to severe service cuts at the state level;
Moving Medicaid to a Block Grant or Per Capita system, which would severely cut Medicaid dollars to states leading to severe cuts in services
It is extremely important that we continue to put pressure on Sen. Daines and urge him to oppose these harmful changes to our Medicaid system.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please continue to contact Sen. Daines using the contact information for his local offices as well as his office in Washington DC found on the bottom of his website at https://www.daines.senate.gov. Also, please continue to look for MTCIL Action Alerts or visit our MTCIL Action Alert website at http://cqrcengage.com/summitilc.