U.S. House Health Reform Bill Puts People with Disabilities at Risk

The Board has issued a statement on the US House passage of the health reform bill (AHCA): U.S. House health reform bill puts people with disabilities at risk Today, the U.S. House passed a health reform bill (AHCA) that cuts Medicaid funding by 25% ($900 billion), and jeopardizes the critical Medicaid supports that makes it possible for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to live and work in the community instead of being forced into expensive nursing homes or institutions. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities rely on all of Wisconsin’s 20 state Medicaid programs—including Family Care, IRIS, MAPP, BadgerCare—and...

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