Whats the Crisis? Federal budget -- cuts looming
Whats the Crisis? Health care on the chopping block
Whats the Crisis? $ 45 billion net cut over 10 years Structural changes?
$60 Billion Cut from Medicaid Presidents rationale for 10 year, $60 billion cut: 1.Changes to how states raise Medicaid matching dollars 2.Tightening eligibility rules for nursing home and long-term care 3.Changing the way Medicaid pays for prescription drugs
$15 Billion Reinvested 1.Outreach and enrollment for children 2.Extending expiring programs 3.Changes in long-term care
Structural Changes? Federal cap for so-called optional beneficiaries? 1.Reduced flexibility 2.Shifts costs to North Carolina 3.Coverage cutbacks
How Do These Federal Medicaid Cuts Hurt North Carolina? Shift enormous costs to North Carolina
How Do These Federal Medicaid Cuts Hurt North Carolina? Many – particularly children and seniors – may lose access to health coverage
How Do These Federal Medicaid Cuts Hurt North Carolina? Bad medicine for North Carolinas economy
Can This Train Wreck Be Stopped? STOP The Battleground is in Washington! Between now and March 7 is the best time to reach our Senators!
NCs Senators Are Key Senator Elizabeth Dole Senate Russell Building Rm 120 Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-6342 Senator Richard Burr Senate Dirksen Office Building 40C Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-3154
How Can You Take Action? Contact Senators Burr and Dole by phone or mail: Tell Them: 1. Dont cut Medicaid 2. Dont make changes like spending caps or block grants
Other Ways to Get Involved Share a story with the local news media Write a letter to the editor Get involved with local health advocacy groups Share this presentation with others
For More Information North Carolina Health Access Coalition www.ncjustice.org/health (919) 856-2568 North Carolina Fair Share firstname.lastname@example.org (919) 786-7474 Families USAs Medicaid Action Center www.familiesusa.org/medicaidaction (202) 628-3030 Center on Budget & Policy Priorities www.cbpp.org (202) 408-1080