URGE SENATORS TO OPPOSE CUTS TO MEDICAID TODAY!

by Haya Luftig

On Tuesday, July 25, the Senate will likely begin the voting process on a health care proposal that would slash Medicaid funding up to 35%, harming millions of Americans, including seniors, people with disabilities, low-income children, and pregnant women, by complicating their access to services while raising costs and lowering coverage. 

Such legislation would also irreparably harm Jewish social service agencies that care for some of our most vulnerable populations. The Jewish Federations of North America reports that states and philanthropies, including their network of partner agencies, simply would not be able to cover the estimated 35% cut to Medicaid (according to the Congressional Budget Office) by 2036. 

“For decades, JCPA and the Jewish community relations field have sought to improve the American health care system and Medicaid in particular. In 2005, our network passed a resolution reaffirming our community’s historic commitment to Medicaid and opposition to efforts to cut, cap, and block grant the program,” said David Bernstein, JCPA President and CEO.

  • Click here to learn more about the impacts of Medicaid financing reform.

TAKE ACTION! Call your senators and urge them to oppose any health care legislation that would undermine Medicaid and affordable health care for millions of Americans.


JCPA Talking Points

  • I am calling to urge the Senator to oppose any bill that would cut or cap Medicaid. 
  • Medicaid provides a critical safety net for over 80 million people, particularly those in our most vulnerable and underserved populations.
  • According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, under the Senate’s current proposal, 22 million fewer people would have health care coverage, including 15 million from Medicaid specifically.
  • Seniors and people with disabilities would likely lose home and community-based services they need to live independently, forcing many into nursing homes. Jewish older adults are the fastest growing population in the Jewish community, and many are dependent on this safety net for their health, and long-term services and supports.
  • Such legislation would irreparably harm Jewish social service agencies that care for some of our most vulnerable populations. The Jewish Federations of North America reports that states and philanthropies, including their network of partner agencies, simply would not be able to cover the estimated 35% cut to Medicaid (according to the Congressional Budget Office) by 2036.
  • Hundreds of Jewish social service agencies will be unable to provide services to tens of thousands of their clients and community members.

We need to protect our most vulnerable.

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Haya Luftig