Call Your House Member—Tell Them
to Vote for Essential Medicaid Funding
The House of Representatives is expected to
vote TODAY (May 27th) on $26 billion in additional Medicaid funding to prevent cuts in
coverage during the current economic downturn. The money is included in the
American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act
This bill would extend through June of 2011 a
temporary increase in federal Medicaid matching funds (called FMAP) that was
included in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This Medicaid
increase is due to run out at the end of this year. As a result, many states
are considering cutting Medicaid benefits and provider rates as they develop
their 2011 budgets, which begin on July 1.
by finding your Representative's number below or by calling the Congressional
switchboard at 202-224-2131 or this toll-free number 877-442-6801.
Urge them to vote to YES for the American Jobs, Closing
Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act.