Protect healthcare for millions of people by participating in a National Call-In Day on Thursday, June 22.
The Senate is expected to vote as early as next week on legislation – similar to the American Health Care Act that was approved by the House of Representatives – that would cause millions of people to lose health insurance and slash Medicaid funding for supportive housing services that benefit people experiencing homelessness.
It is critical that housing advocates call their Senators and ask them to oppose any healthcare bill that slashes Medicaid.
On March 4, House Republicans voted in favor of the American Health Care Act, which would roll back Medicaid expansion and change the entire structure of the program, making it a block grant and dramatically cutting its funding. The bill also allows states to impose work requirements, higher premiums, and emergency room co-payments within Medicaid. These changes would be devastating for low income households, especially homeless individuals receiving supportive services through Medicaid. The bill now heads to the Senate, which is expected to vote as soon as next week.
National Call-In Day on Thursday, June 22
NLIHC encourages all housing advocates to participate in a National Call-In Day hosted by the National Alliance to End Homelessness on Thursday, June 22.
Please call your Senators and urge them to oppose any healthcare bill that cuts, caps, or phases out Medicaid for millions of the lowest income people. This bill will be defeated if three Republican Senators reject these cuts. Your calls can make the difference.
To contact your Senators, call the congressional switchboard toll free at 202-224-3121.