Dear Member of Congress,
As one of the one million strong MomsRising members, I am deeply concerned with recent Congressional proposals to make very harmful cuts and changes to Medicaid, one of our nation’s most treasured and successful healthcare programs. I strongly urge you to protect the successful design of the Medicaid program and reject proposals, including block granting Medicaid, super waivers and adopting per capita cap legislation, that would reduce the affordable, quality, and efficient health care that keeps our families healthy and productive.
For moms and dads in the sandwich generation, Medicaid is a vital program to ensure that we can both work and care for our children, aging parents, and family members with disabilities. Medicaid boosts families throughout the life process: half of all births and 70% of all nursing home residents use Medicaid.
Medicaid is a boost to our families and our economy. A study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that investments in Medicaid strengthen our economy because children who are covered by Medicaid insurance receive a boost in their future earnings for decades, and in return pay more taxes and pump more money back into their local economies.
All of our families benefit from a strong Medicaid program. It’s important that we keep Medicaid strong so that it’s there for any of us in a time of need. Please stand with me in protecting it.