From Education Voters:
This Thursday, the US House of Representatives will vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA or Ryan/Trumpcare).
Contact your congressman NOW and tell him to protect $140 million in Medicaid funding for PA’s students with disabilities. (Facebook link)
Proposed federal cuts to Medicaid funding in the AHCA threaten to eliminate more than $140 million in federal reimbursements to PA school districts, charter schools, vocational schools, and pre-school early intervention programs.
Under Pennsylvania’s ACCESS program, schools are reimbursed for the cost of health-related services provided to students with disabilities who are eligible for Medicaid. If federal Medicaid funding is cut or block granted to states, federal ACCESS funding for students with disabilities will no longer be guaranteed.
Take 1-2 minutes to contact your congressman now.
If the AHCA cuts or block grants Medicaid funding, the state will need to backfill more than $140 million for our schools when federal funding disappears or shift $140 million in new costs onto local school districts. Remember how it worked out for PA’s students in 2011 when federal funds disappeared? Please take 1-2 minutes to contact your congressman today.
Susan Spicka, Executive Director, Education Voters of PA
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