New York Times "Gets It" on Medicaid
The New York Times published a great editorial yesterday highlighting the need for lawmakers and the Obama administration to make sure that any efforts to reduce spending do not "cause undue harm to millions" of low-income individuals, people with disabilities and the elderly. Unfortunately, the latest news reports on the White House deficit reduction negotiations suggest that the 60 million Americans who rely on Medicaid for their health care coverage could, as the New York Times warned, "be in grave jeopardy in this sour I've-got-mine political climate." That's why we need to take action NOW.
Senators and Representatives and urge them to protect Medicaid from
drastic cuts or other harmful changes such as block grants or global
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