Please join United Way of the Bay Area in a nationwide effort to protect Medicaid for millions of Californians and Americans – call your members of Congress THIS WEEK. It only takes a few minutes of your time and it is easy to do.
The Congressional “Super Committee” tasked with reducing the federal deficit will vote on a plan next Wednesday, November 23, to reduce the deficit. Medicaid continues to be at risk of being cut.
That’s bad news for more than 6.5 million Californians, 50% of which are children, who rely on Medicaid for healthcare.
Kaiser Family Foundation’s “State Health Facts.org” shows that California ranks highest in the number of individuals insured by Medicaid – that means out of 50 states, California ranks first in the number of people who were insured by Medicaid. In the same report, it shows that though 50% on Medicaid are children, they are only 20% of the program cost. Makes good fiscal sense to preserve Medicaid for children and all.
Take action today to preserve health care for the neediest in our community! Click here to look up your Representative and get talking points.