The Senate has considered several bills to replace the Affordable Care Act. To date, all bills debated would have made significant cuts or placed caps on Medicaid reimbursement to states. Families ASAP is against these cuts and/or caps because of the direct harm it will do to public school children, especially children with disabilities. It is critical that the Senate continue to hear that any bill with cuts and caps to Medicaid harms vulnerable students with disabilities.

The Children Health Insurance program (CHIP) needs to be reauthorized. Funding lapsed on September 30, 2017. The $13.5 billion program has received funding for the last 20 years and provides health care to nine million children whose families make more than Medicaid eligibility allows but cannot afford private health insurance. Families ASAP supports CHIP because young children with disabilities eligible for CHIP will lose needed services at school and otherwise if States do not have funds to continue the program.

Call Congress and tell them that CHIP must be reauthorized. Young children with disabilities need important supports and services and must have access to them through CHIP.

Snapshot of Children’s Coverage

How Medicaid, CHIP, and the ACA Cover Children

U.S. Senators

Tom Udall (D)

The Honorable Tom Udall
United States Senate
531 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-3101

DC phone: 202-224-6621
DC fax: 202-228-3261
Contact Form:
Meeting requests:
Twitter: @SenatorTomUdall

Martin Heinrich (D)

The Honorable Martin Heinrich
United States Senate
B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-3104

DC Phone: 202-224-5521, DC Fax: 202-228-2841
Contact Form:
Twitter: @MartinHeinrich

U.S. Congressional Representatives

Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)
District 1

The Honorable Michelle Lujan Grisham
United States House of Representatives
214 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3101
DC Phone: 202-225-6316; DC Fax: 202-225-4975
Contact form:
Twitter: @RepLujanGrisham

Steve Pearce (R)
District 2

The Honorable Steve Pearce
United States House of Representatives
2432 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3102
DC Phone: 202-225-2365; 855-4-PEARCE (732723); DC Fax: 202-225-9599
Contact Form:
Twitter: @repstevepearce

Ben Ray Lujan (D)
District 3

The Honorable Ben Ray Lujan
United States House of Representatives
2446 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3103

DC Phone: 202-225-6190, DC Fax: 202-226-1528
Contact Form:
Twitter: @repbenraylujan

Families ASAP

Promoting Family Voice and Choice

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