Action Alert: New health care bill would cut Medicaid funding for public schools

Action Alert: New health care bill would cut Medicaid funding for public schools

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Source: National School Boards Association

This Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will be moving forward to consider legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. After a month of negotiations and changes to the original bill filed in March, House members plan to vote on the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), which would change the way states receive Medicaid funding by imposing a per capita allotment funding structure.

If passed into law, the bill will significantly impact the ability of students with disabilities and students in poverty to receive critically necessary health services in public schools. The legislation will require schools to compete for limited Medicaid funding, and result in the institution of arbitrary caps on how much Medicaid reimbursements are made to public schools.

TAKE ACTION NOW: CALL YOUR MEMBER IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES and urge them to VOTE NO on the American Health Care Act no later than Wednesday, May 3.

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