The U.S. Senate will vote after the July 4 recess on its Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which includes deep cuts to Medicaid services that empower people with disabilities to live independently.
Easterseals opposes BCRA for its problematic Medicaid provisions, which will result in even deeper Medicaid cuts than the U.S. House-passed bill:
- Directly removes $12 billion from Medicaid home and community-based services for individuals with disabilities by eliminating Medicaid’s Community First Choice Program(Sec. 125);
- Ends the federal government’s guarantee to cover a state’s actual cost to provide Medicaid care and supports for a person with a disability (Sec. 133); and
- Calculates annual Medicaid adjustments to states with a formula that does not reflect the actual costs of medical commodities and services (Sec. 133).
These huge cuts in Medicaid must be stopped in the U.S. Senate. Tell your Senators to oppose the BCRA for its harmful cuts to Medicaid services for people with disabilities.