After months of policy proposals and half-baked plans, the moment we’ve been preparing for is here. Members of Congress are almost ready to introduce their version of the 2017 budget reconciliation bill. This bill would repeal large portions of the Affordable Care Act and dramatically alter and reduce federal financing for Medicaid. Soon afterward, we expect the House Ways and Means and House Energy and Commerce Committees to begin moving the bills toward a vote. Representatives of these two committees need to hear from you today!
Governor Kasich has spoken out against proposals by Republican members of Congress that would end expanded Medicaid. He needs to know Ohioans want him to keep protecting Medicaid. Governor Kasich must fight back against Medicaid block grant and per capita cap proposals.
1) All Ohioans should call Governor Kasich at (614) 466-3555. Thank him for supporting Medicaid expansion, and ask him to urge Ohio’s members of Congress, especially those who sit on the Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce committees, NOT to support block grants or per capita caps.
2) If your representative in the House is a member of the Ways and Means committee or the Energy and Commerce committee, call and urge them to oppose any effort to strip away consumer protections, repeal the Affordable Care Act, and gut Medicaid. We must hold them accountable for the votes they are set to take. The following representatives from Ohio need to hear from their constituents:
Congressman Tiberi (District 12)—Ways & Means - (202) 225-5355
Congressman Renacci (District 16)—Ways & Means - (202) 225-3876