Do Not Take Away $800 Billion of Medicaid Funds

Target: President Donald Trump

Goal: Protect Medicaid funding from devastating budget cuts.

President Trump’s new budget plan will include $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid, as confirmed by a senior official of the Trump administration. In conjunction with the GOP’s plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the burden of making up the difference financially will fall entirely on each individual state. Since the states do not have the resources to do this, it will likely result in millions of Americans losing health care.

The bill to dismantle the ACA not only reduces Medicaid funding overall, but also removes money given to states to cover costs of expanding their Medicaid programs, and prevents any state that has not expanded to do so. With this massive reduction in funding, the most likely outcome is that Medicaid will have to reduce eligibility, curtail benefits, and cut provider payments. Over 70 million low-income Americans — including children and families, disabled, and the elderly — are currently covered by Medicaid and are at risk of no longer being able to afford necessary care. Demand that President Trump revise his budget plan and save Medicaid funding.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. President,

The drastic cuts to Medicaid funding in your budget plan will be extremely harmful to millions of Americans. Low-income families, as well as the elderly and disabled, depend on Medicaid for necessary health care, and this budget cut could take that from them.

With these huge reductions, and the burden of making up for them falling to the states that cannot afford it, benefits, provider payments, and eligibility for Medicaid may all have to be reduced as well. This could cause millions of Americans to be unable to afford the care they need. I urge you not to cut $800 billion in Medicaid funding.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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5 Comments

  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    Trump has lost his soul–that is, if he ever had one!!! NO MEDICAID CUTS!!!

  2. That fat, ugly, stupid, disgusting, nazi bastard and his dumdass millionaires aka Ebeniser Scrooge’s club never ever cares about us, only their stupid selfish selves instead. I hope all of them get a incurable disase and see how they like it if their health insurance does’nt cover that as well. Dumdass nazi bastards, all of them!

  3. Denise Kastner says:

    Boomers have always been the symbol of change, brotherly love, anti war and anti establishment. What are college students doing now? Where is the pro active behavior that changed America. Now, one of the wealthiest men in the world is our President (GAG) and his budget will hurt millions of boomers, the disabled and disadvantaged. I am 64 and after a 28 year old marriage my EX husband divorced me for the woman he was having an affair with. Without Medicare and Medicaid I would be homeless with no health coverage. These benefits were promised to us. Trump thinks the military is his private little boy game with plastic soldiers. He has no thought for consequences. The suicide rate will skyrocket. Republican Senators and Representatives are following party line rather than protecting their constituents. It must be great to have a Republican in the White House and universal health care as part of your perks, voting for your own raises and benefits. Think of your Country that you took an oath to serve and are now dismantling it piece by piece of asinine legislation. He has no qualifications to be President. Unless he is assignatied or impeached we have four years of fear and uncertainty. The U.S. is the ONLY industrialized Country in the World for all inclusive, free health care. I don’t pay taxes so Trump can golf every weekend in Florida. Please stand your ground and think of America’s citizens. I have never been so disenchanted with leadership in my life. Rep. Fred Upton, my Congressman, announced he was not going to vote for Trump’s medical overhaul. He had a meeting with Trump and lied to us in his district and voted yes. Fred? When I am homeless with no medical care may I live in an office at Whirpool? We outnumber you by millions. There will be another revolution, maybe not in my miserable life time, but there WILL be one. The filthy rich are clueless at how most Americans struggle. Britain tried it, taxaction with no representation. 99% to 1%? Unlimited money does not make someone invincible. Do what is best for the American people not your party.

  4. Denise Kastner says:

    Amber, they have full medical and their yearly salary even after they lose their seat or retire. Full salary even if they serve only two years! We should ALL run for office. The Electorial College MUST go. Popular vote only. We only recueve their compassion and concern during their election year. If I could afford it I would move to Europe. Our national anthem is touching but totally a lie. Everything for a few and nothing for the poor under Trump’s policies. I refuse to use the words “President” and “Trump” (Mr. Twitter) in the same sentence. As a woman I already knew my rights were insignificant but with Trump? All we are to him is baby makers he can send to war. Remember the “Birthers”? Trump was a driving force but now states he never really meant it. If his mouth is open he is lying.

  5. FOR ALL OF THESE GREED AND INHUMANE BREED SOMEONE FORGOT MAIN THINGS IN HUMANES EDUCATION.
    WHO IS IT?

    Stop & pursue this criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!
    BARBARIC, GREED AND BRAINLESS and not able to think human?
    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal and ignorant ASSHOLES, which should be banned on an island for their whole lives! Or not?

    It’s time hold all those responsible for authorizing and overseeing the implementation of torture against fellow EARTH inhabitants & creatures accountable. A special prosecutor is the most comprehensive way to do that.  

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