Across the country, talk of cutting Medicare and Medicaid has created a political firestorm – and some politicians say it’s necessary to balance the federal budget.
We couldn’t disagree more.
Medicare and Medicaid provide a safety net for our most vulnerable community members – including children, pregnant women, seniors and people with disabilities – and more Americans than ever rely on the coverage they provide. Medicaid provides stable health coverage and services for 11% of Asian Americans and 14% of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. In addition, over 14% of Asian seniors rely on Medicare and Medicaid for health coverage.
Send the Congressional Leadership a Message on Twitter:
Copy the Twitter handle (@username) listed below. We also encourage you to follow the Congressional Leadership on Twitter. Log in to your Twitter account and post a Twitter message:
[Twitter Handle] #Medicaid provides health care for millions of lower income #women and #children who would be uninsured without it
[Twitter Handle] #Medicaid provides 71% publicly funded #familyplanning, helps prevent unintended pregnancies http://bit.ly/iINqgN #reprohealth**
[Twitter Handle] #Medicaid protects #womenshealth: 41% of all births in U.S., 43% of nursing home spending http://bit.ly/iINqgN #SaveMedicaid
U.S House of Representatives
The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
The Honorable Eric Cantor
Majority Leader of the U.S.House of Representatives
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives
The Honorable James Clyburn
Assistant Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives
The Honorable Harry Reid
Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate
The Honorable Richard Durbin
Assistant Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate
The Honorable Jon Kyl
Assistant Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate
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