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NCIL Presents: A Call with Senator Bob Casey on Threats to Healthcare, Medicaid, and Community Living for People with Disabilities

Thursday, June 22, 2017; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern

** Registration for this call is now closed **

This Thursday, June 22 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) will host a call with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) to discuss the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), a possible Senate companion bill, cuts to Medicaid, and their impact on people with disabilities.

NCIL logo - National Council on Independent LivingEveryone is waiting to see how the Senate will react to the American Health Care Act, threats to cut Medicaid, and other proposed legislation that could be devastating to people with disabilities. Please join us to hear the latest news from Senator Casey and his Disability Policy Director, Michael Gamel-McCormick, including how you can get involved to protect access to healthcare for you and your consumers.

This teleconference is free for NCIL Members. There is a $25.00 registration fee for Non-Members, per call-in site. Fee does not apply per participant in group, provided the group uses the same conference line.

Please contact Tim Fuchs at with any questions.


  1. Elizabeth says:

    I am very concerned about any discussion that involves the possibility of cuts to federal dollars allocated for people with disabilities. I happen to be a single female with a mental health disability and have had much difficulty getting good medical/psychiatric care where I reside in Florida. This, and the (out of pocket) cost of medications, the fact that I live alone and am on a very tight budget, have made it nearly impossible for me to get the care I need to manage my bipolar/ADHD disease. This is a crisis! I fear if coverages suffer any more “cuts” or are further hindered with red tape/political agenda’s and regulatory over correction issues, the long term costs to everyone will be costly and regretable. Please exercise thoughtful consideration and progressive, innovative ideology in these critical “health care on life support” conferences. Best Regards, Elizabeth Seabolt

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