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Email the Finance Committee to Help Stop Graham-Cassidy!

Senate Republicans have only 9 days left to pass their latest effort to repeal/replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and radically restructure and cut Medicaid. Previous attempts in the Senate failed largely because of the disability community’s efforts, and we need to make sure the Graham-Cassidy proposal (PDF) does not succeed!

On Monday at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, the Finance Committee will be holding a hearing on the Graham-Cassidy bill. We need to make sure that the hearing is filled with strong statements of opposition, including personal stories about how this bill will harm people with disabilities.

Help stop Graham-Cassidy! Submit testimony for Monday’s hearing by emailing Please send an email, and if you can, CC your Senators as well!

NCIL logo - National Council on Independent LivingHere are some points you can include in your email:

  • People with disabilities rely on Medicaid, and the per capita caps and cuts included in Graham-Cassidy will jeopardize our health, threaten our independence, and put lives at risk.
  • The Medicaid cuts in Graham-Cassidy will limit access to home and community-based services, which will result in more disabled people and older adults being forced into costly institutions.
  • Allowing states to waive protections for people with pre-existing conditions will make coverage unaffordable for many – and many of those are people with disabilities.
  • Also, share your personal story! Tell them how Graham-Cassidy will impact you personally!

Most importantly, ask them to oppose Graham-Cassidy and any other bill that cuts, caps, or imposes block grants or per capita caps on Medicaid!

Please take action. We must stop this bill! Comments must be submitted by Monday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.


  1. Kathy Pallotta says:

    Oppose Graham-Cassidy….Stop it NOW!

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