Watch: Congressional Briefing on the Potential Impact of the American Health Care Act on Home and Community-Based Services

Understanding the devastating impact of Medicaid per capita caps on people with disabilities.  Mon. June 19, 2017.  Room G50 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.  An image of a young man and an older woman holding a hand-painted sign that says, "Save Medicaid."

On June 19, CLPC director Steve Kaye joined prominent disability advocates and a state Medicaid official to give a briefing on the impact that the American Health Care Act (AHCA), if enacted, would have on long-term services and supports and other services received by people with disabilities.  Held on Capitol Hill in Washington and sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union along with more than a dozen disability rights organizations and six U.S. senators, the briefing focused on the per-capita caps contained in the bill, which would essentially freeze Medicaid spending, including that on Home and Community-Based Services, at 2016 levels, with an inflation adjustment.   The AHCA would fundamentally alter the Medicaid program by cutting $800 billion in Medicaid funding.  These caps and cuts would leave people with disabilities without the essential services they need to live independently in the community.

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Last modified Jun 20, 2017