Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Critical Vote this Week to Delay Harmful Medicaid Regs

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Legislation to delay a series of federal regulations that would severely limit Medicaid coverage of rehabilitative, case management, and school-based services is being opposed by certain Republican Senators. To counter this opposition, Democratic leaders are seeking to incorporate this legislation into a supplemental war funding bill that has greater chances of garnering broad support in the Senate.

This week, the House of Representatives will consider an amendment to add the delay on the Medicaid regs to the war funding bill. This could be our last chance of achieving a delay on the ill-advised and damaging Medicaid policy changes included in these regulations.

Please email your representative in the House and urge him or her to support including a delay on the Medicaid regs in the war funding supplemental bill.

You may be thinking, "I've already sent a letter on this issue." It doesn't matter. Send another one!

We need to make it clear to our legislators that they must delay these Medicaid regs before time runs out. The more letters we can send, the stronger our message will be.