Medicaid is under attack.

Proposed federal legislation would radically restructure Medicaid with per capita caps, limiting the funding available for people with disabilities.

Avoid a crisis. Help save Medicaid.


Sept. 13 Update - Tell Congress the Graham-Cassidy Proposal is Unacceptable

Congress returned to Washington last week and began working on a variety of issues. So far, Congress has held hearings on insurance market stabilization, passed a short-term budget solution, increased the debt ceiling, and provided funding for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. More issues will come into play this week.
 
Medicaid could again become part of the discussion surrounding the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Graham-Cassidy proposal may be considered before the end of September.  Even though the final details have not been released, the preliminary proposals include block grants and caps on the Medicaid program.
 

Our message must come across loud and clear: Don’t cut or cap Medicaid through block grants or per capita caps. It’s too important.

It is important your members of Congress continue hearing from you about the importance of Medicaid for people with intellectual disabilities. Please ask them to oppose any bill that would cut, cap or block grant Medicaid, including the Graham-Cassidy proposal. You can call or email

As policy issues progress this fall, Mosaic will continue providing important information and ways to connect with your government.
 
Thank you for your advocacy!

July 28 Update - Thank You for Your Advocacy

Thank you for your advocacy. #SaveMedicaid


THANK YOU for your tireless advocacy.

Because of your calls, messages, and efforts, Medicaid for people with disabilities remains safe.
 
Early this morning, the U.S. Senate failed to advance legislation that would have repealed provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which would have negatively impacted people with disabilities.
 
Your voice was heard. Your voice matters. You made a positive difference.
 
Today, Mosaic is celebrating its dedicated advocates. Disability advocates truly led the charge to #SaveMedicaid. More than 1,500 advocates sent more than 6,100 messages and calls to 170 members of Congress. Embracing God’s call to serve in the world, your actions gave a voice to issues impacting people with intellectual disabilities.
 
Rejoice in your efforts, your devotion ensured people with intellectual disabilities can continue living meaningful lives in caring communities.
 
Mosaic is relieved that per capita caps on Medicaid will not be moving forward at this time. Health care reform will likely be back at some point, but we are encouraged that your advocacy over the past few months will lead to a more open and transparent process that allows people with disabilities and those who care about them to participate in the discussions.
 
Thank you, again, for your advocacy! 

July 25 Update – Senate to Vote by Friday

Tell your Senator: Vote no on cuts and caps to Medicaid.

The Senate voted earlier today to begin the process of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act with the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Although the bill put forward was the AHCA, we have no idea what the bill will look like when it gets out of the debate and amendment process.  

Legislation that would cut and cap the Medicaid program, which would harm people with intellectual disabilities, is still on the table.
 
A final vote on a bill will take place Thursday or Friday. (For a play-by-play view of what steps come next click here.)
 
Right now, Senators need to hear, again and again, how important Medicaid is for the people Mosaic supports. 

Many senators have expressed reservations to all or part of the bill and they need to hear from you. 
Tell them to vote no on any bill that cuts, caps or jeopardizes Medicaid and its lifesaving programs.
 
You can call your Senator at (202) 224-3121. A sample script is below.
 
"Hello. I'm a constituent who cares deeply about policies that impact people with intellectual disabilities. I'm calling to ask the Senator to vote NO on any bill that cuts and caps Medicaid funding or jeopardizes the Medicaid system. Cuts or caps on Medicaid are unacceptable. Without proper Medicaid care and funding, people with disabilities won't be able to lead healthy lives, work or live in their communities. Thank you for your time."
 
Keep making your calls, encouraging your friends and family to call, and being a fierce advocate for people with intellectual disabilities.
 
Millions of lives depend on it.


July 24 Update - Senate to Move Forward on Healthcare Vote July 25

Today, more than ever, your Senators need to hear from you. 

Please continue calling your U.S. Senators and asking them to vote NO on a motion to proceed on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), American Health Care Act (AHCA), or the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act (ORRA).

No matter which bill is brought up, people with disabilities will suffer.
 
Calling is very easy and takes only a couple of minutes. Call 202-224-3121 NOW to be connected to your U.S. Senators.
 
Here’s a script you may use:
 
"Hello. I'm a constituent who cares deeply about policies that impact people with intellectual disabilities. I'm calling to ask the Senator to vote NO on any bill that cuts and caps Medicaid funding or jeopardizes the Medicaid system. Vote no on motions to proceed. Caps on Medicaid are unacceptable. Without proper Medicaid care and funding, people with disabilities won't be able to lead healthy lives, work or live in their communities. Thank you for your time."
 
You may also send an email message to your U.S. Senators and get more information about the health care bill on the MAV Action Center.
 
We must remain prepared to stand up for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities in the future. We must protect and build on the progress we have made in the last five decades.
 
Millions of lives depend on it.
 

July 20 Update - BCRA Back in the Senate
Late yesterday, Republican leaders emerged from a meeting at the White House with renewed drive to pass a modified version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) or a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
 
Right now the Senate is focusing on passing the BCRA, which would be would be disastrous for people with disabilities, their families, friends, communities and our country.
 
The BCRA cuts more than $700 billion from Medicaid, putting caps on how much funding people with disabilities receive, regardless of their care needs.
 
Please continue calling your U.S. Senators and asking them to vote NO on the BCRA.
 
Calling is very easy and takes only a couple of minutes. Call 202-224-3121 NOW to be connected to your U.S. Senators.
 
Here’s a script you may use:
 
"Hello. I'm a constituent who cares deeply about policies that impact people with intellectual disabilities. I'm calling to ask the Senator to vote NO on the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Caps on Medicaid are unacceptable. Without proper Medicaid care and funding, people with disabilities won't be able to lead healthy lives, work or live in their communities. Thank you for your time."
 
You may also send an email message to your U.S. Senators and get more information about the health care bill on the MAV Action Center.
 
As Mosaic President and CEO Linda Timmons said earlier this week, challenges to Medicaid will continue and Mosaic is prepared to continue advocating with the people we support.
 
We must remain prepared to stand up for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities in the future. We must protect and build on the progress we have made in the last five decades.
 
Millions of lives depend on it.
 

July 18 Update - Thank You For Standing Alongside People with Disabilities

Yesterday was a great victory for the 3,700 people Mosaic supports, their families, communities and our country. 

Last night, Republican Leadership pulled the Better Care and Reconciliation Act from consideration. This bill would have drastically restructured Medicaid, putting millions of people with disabilities and countless others at risk.

It couldn’t have happened without your fierce support and advocacy. Thank you!

In the last five months, 1,422 people have sent 5,464 messages to 170 elected officials using Mosaic Allied Voices alone. We know countless others have called, emailed, faxed, tweeted and mailed their elected officials.

Our message came across loud and clear: Don’t cut or cap Medicaid. It’s too important.

Since its inception in 1965, Medicaid has been a key part of helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead meaningful lives in their communities. 

Even though the American Health Care Act and the Better Care and Reconciliation Act have been tabled, the fight for quality services and dignity for people with disabilities is not over.

Challenges will continue and Mosaic is prepared to continue advocating with the people we support.

We must remain prepared to stand up for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities in the future. We must protect and build on the progress we’ve have made in the last five decades.

Millions of lives depend on it.

- Linda Timmons
President and CEO, Mosaic


July 10 Update
 
The Senate is back from their July 4 recess and will likely vote on the BRCA next week. Please continue calling your U.S. Senators and asking them to vote NO on the BCRA.
 
Calling is very easy and takes only a couple of minutes. Call 202-224-3121 NOW to be connected to your U.S. Senators.

Here’s a script you may use:
 
"Hello. I'm a constituent who cares deeply about policies that impact people with intellectual disabilities. I'm calling to ask the Senator to vote NO on the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Caps on Medicaid are unacceptable. Without proper Medicaid care and funding, people with disabilities won't be able to lead healthy lives, work or live in their communities. Thank you for your time."
 
You may also send an email message to your U.S. Senators and get more information about the health care bill on the MAV Action Center.
 
The Senate will likely be making changes to the legislation in the coming days. Regardless of the deals being made behind closed doors, Mosaic’s message remains the same: cuts and caps to Medicaid are not the solution.

Even if you have already called, please call again. Calling your U.S. Senators is the best hope to stop the legislation! 

Thank you for your continued advocacy! 

June 30 Update
The Senate left for the July 4 recess without resolving the health reform issue and with deep divisions among Republicans on key health policy issues. The goal had been to get agreement on a bill by today, which didn't happen. Now, it's looking like the Senate will likely take up health reform the week of July 17 – assuming amendments are agreed on. Majority Leader McConnell’s negotiations with his senators will continue he hopes to forge an agreement after the recess during the week of July 10.

The udpated bill – called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) – is still a threat to Mosaic's mission. The CBO released a separate estimate of the long-term fiscal impact of the Medicaid cuts in the current BCRA draft. Medicaid spending would be cut by 35 percent in the second ten years after enactment of the bill. So this proposal ultimately cuts Medicaid by more than a third over the next 20 years!

With all of this in mind, and knowing the intensive conversations ongoing now, we must continue to raise the pressure on our U.S. Senators. Mosaic will continue its advocacy over the coming weeks and there will be plenty of opportunities to engage your Senators. 

Our voices must continue being heard on this critical issue. 

Send your Senator an email using the Action Center.