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You’re Invited to Speak with Senator Hassan

Senator Maggie Hassan is visiting GSIL just to hear from you!

Monday, July 10th
9:30am-10:30am

Granite State Independent Living
21 Chenell Drive, Concord, NH 03301

 

On Monday (7/10), Senator Maggie Hassan will visit the Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) Concord office just to hear from New Hampshire seniors and people with disabilities regarding the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, specifically its cuts to Medicaid funding, and how it will severely impact their health and wellness.

Next week, as the U.S. Senate returns to Washington from its holiday recess, it will continue working to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Senate’s healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 closely resembles the House’s American Health Care Act, and will result in:

  1. People losing health insurance;
  2. People with pre-existing conditions losing coverage protections;
  3. Significantly increasing health care costs;
  4. The bill changes Medicaid to a per capita cap system, and it slows the growth rate of the program starting in 2025. This means that Medicaid will start to experience major cuts immediately, and those cuts will deepen even more beginning in 2025. It is estimated that these changes will translate into cuts totaling around $800 billion from Medicaid, resulting in even less state funding for services and supports, such as personal care services, which many seniors and people with disabilities require to live independently.

You are invited to join the conversation!  Just having you in the room will speak volumes to Senator Hassan, a member of Congress who can help to oppose this legislation. Join us and show your support for quality health care access for all.

To RSVP or to learn more about this event and legislation:
Please contact GSIL’s Advocacy Director, Jeff Dickinson
jdickinson@gsil.org or 1-800-826-3700 x1126.

 

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