Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Senate's Turn to Act on Harmful Medicaid Regs

Last week, the House again approved legislation to delay a series of federal regulations that would severely limit Medicaid coverage of rehabilitative, case management, and school-based services. The amendment to the supplemental war funding bill that included this delay on the regs passed by a vote of 256-166. Thanks to all of you who contacted your representative - you helped make a difference! Now, we need your help again.

This week, the Senate will vote on legislation containing this same delay on these regulations as an amendment to the supplemental war funding bill. Amending the war funding bill seems to be the best way to overcome opposition to delaying these ill-advised regulations. But, the President has threatened to veto the war funding bill for various reasons, so we need to generate as much support in the Senate as possible.

Please contact your senators today and urge them to vote for including a delay on the Medicaid regs in the war funding supplemental bill.


Bradley said...

I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't know about all this and it directly affects me. I've been so away from the news lately.

Thank you for the heads up on contacting my senator.