Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Moratorium on Medicaid Rules at Risk--Calls Needed Now

Calls Needed for Delay of Medicaid Rules

Please Mobilize Calls to Legislators Today

June 2, 2008--Grassroots advocacy is urgently needed to help secure the moratorium on the seven Medicaid regulations in the supplemental spending bill, approved before Memorial Day by both House and Senate in both versions of the Iraq supplemental funding bill. The rules would greatly reduce access to rehabilitation services, case management and school-based services.

The Administration remains strongly opposed to the delay and has considerable influence over some legislators. As members work to finalize the bill, it's extremely important for advocates to generate phone calls this week in support of retaining the moratorium.

Please Act Now!

Both Democrat and Republican members of Congress must be reminded of the harmful impact the seven rules would have on vulnerable beneficiaries' access to needed healthcare, especially with the nation facing a recession.

Please call your Senators and Representative today. (See how to contact lawmakers.) Urge them to maintain the moratorium on all seven Medicaid regulations in the Iraq supplemental.

Implementation of the Administration's damaging rules must be stopped!