19 Jun Expand Medicaid! It works!
June 19, 2017
The American Health Care Act, which Republican leaders want to pass in the next two weeks, would kick seniors out of nursing homes to give tax breaks to corporate CEOs and the wealthiest 1%. A new video from the AFL-CIO lays out the facts about why each of us should call 888-865-8089 to tell our senators to vote NO on the AHCA.
Message of the Day—Expand Medicaid! It Works!
- Medicaid saves seniors. Medicaid is one of the single best programs to help seniors afford nursing home care.
- Medicaid helps people stay at home longer. Medicaid helps seniors and people with significant disabilities stay at home by offering programs to bring health care directly to them.
- Medicaid protects children. Medicaid pays for nearly half of all childbirths in the United States and guarantees more than 30 million children access to medical care.
- People with special needs rely on Medicaid. Nearly 5 million children with special care needs, such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism, are covered by Medicaid and other public insurance.
Kitchen Table Economics
$80,000: That’s the typical cost of a year of nursing home care in a semiprivate room.
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