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Reminder: Send NCIL Your Resources to Help Fight Medicaid Cuts

The NCIL Healthcare / PAS Subcommittee is working to gather resources to help Centers for Independent Living (CILs) fight cuts to state Medicaid programs. If you have fought proposed Medicaid cuts in your state, or if your state has implemented cuts, we would like to hear from you.

NCIL logo - National Council on Independent LivingWe are looking for:

  • Resources you have developed or existing resources you have identified to assist with your advocacy, e.g. data partners (such as universities), other community-based organizations (CBOs), legal aid, and any other partners. Please be as specific as possible.
  • Data or studies from your state (or nationwide) that have supported your advocacy efforts to prevent cuts.
  • Data or other information from your state on outcomes, if cuts (or limits) have already been implemented. Please tell us what was cut / limited (Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Non-Medical transportation, dental, DME, adult briefs, etc.). Did the state take any action, e.g. restore any of the benefits?
  • Information about innovative demonstration projects in your state that used Medicaid dollars and resulted in positive health outcomes, increased community integration, nursing facility diversion, or another result?
  • Information about other effective strategies you have utilized to prevent Medicaid cuts.

Please share your experiences and resources with us by sending this information to (hsiegfried@cidny.org). We hope that by capturing this information, we can make more resources available to CILs around the country that are fighting similar battles. Thank you!

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