April 23 UPDATE:
Thanks to your support the bill passed! The final count was 349 in support and 62 against (20 didn’t vote). See how your Representative voted.
Also, read this Congressional report to see what was at stake: THE ADMINISTRATION’S MEDICAID REGULATIONS: State-By-State Impacts
Today, Tuesday, the House will vote on a bipartisan bill that would suspend harmful Medicaid regulations from being implemented – regulations that cut billions from Medicaid. Passing this bill would be a significant victory in our struggle to protect health care for our most vulnerable citizens.
The President has already threatened to veto.
Tell your Representative to support the bipartisan H.R. 5613, “Protect the Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008.”
What would H.R. 5613 do?
The Administration’s cuts affect hospitals, doctors, medical students, services for people with disabilities, case management services, and transportation services for children.
Some of the most vulnerable people on Medicaid, including children with special health care needs and people with disabilities, will be harmed the most by these cuts.
H.R. 5613 will delay the implementation of the regulations until 2009 – when President Bush is no longer in office.
Tell your Representative to vote for H.R. 5613 and protect the Medicaid program from harmful cuts that will hurt the most vulnerable among us.
The more votes the bill receives now, the better the chances of eventually overriding a veto if that becomes necessary.