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Senator Reed celebrates Medicaid turning 52!


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Congressman David Cicilline joins with Rhode Islanders to celebrate Medicaid’s Birthday. Share your own Medicaid birthday picture with the hashtags #ProtectHealthRI and #HappyBirthdayMedicaid.

Protesters tell Pence “Medicaid Matters!”

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We helped ‘Kill the Bill!’
Senate GOP Healthcare Plan Collapses!

Now that the GOP leadership’s plan to gut the ACA and Medicaid has collapsed, they are pivoting in their effort by trying to push a straight repeal with no replacement. Repealing the ACA without replacing is even more harmful than the failed Senate bill!

Call Senators Reed and Whitehouse today, thank them for helping to lead the opposition. Let them know you support their call for Senate Leadership to now start from scratch with a different, bipartisan approach that leaves Medicaid aside and focuses on making real improvements to marketplace stability and affordability (including a public option!).

Senator Reed: ‎(202) 224-4642
Senator Whitehouse: (202) 224-2921

 

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SHARE YOUR ACA or MEDICAID STORY or help a family member or friend to share theirs. There’s a lot of mis-information about the ACA and Medicaid. Your story will help demonstrate that the ACA and Medicaid Expansion is a step forward in achieving coverage for all. Scroll down for a helpful form.

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The ACA and Medicaid are a success in Rhode Island!

Below are just a few facts to demonstrate why we must continue to move forward in ensuring every Rhode Islander has quality, affordable coverage.

30,000 people buy coverage through HealthSource RI. A majority qualify for tax credits to help cover their premiums and subsidies that makes their coverage affordable by helping with out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.

70,000 are covered under our State’s Medicaid expansion, a majority of them working adults.

50,000 seniors and adults with disabilities, 155,000 children, parents and pregnant women, and 12,000 children with special health care needs are covered under traditional Medicaid.

Every Rhode Islander benefits from a stronger healthcare system and from guaranteed coverage for Essential Benefits such as pre-natal care, cancer screenings, and well doctor visits.

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LEARN MORE:

Op Ed in support of the RI Market Stability and Consumer Protection Act

Op-Ed published by Coalition Chair Linda Katz and Coordinator Karen Malcolm on ProJo coverage of impact of ACA Repeal on Rhode Islanders.

Providence Journal ‘Anxiety Mounts in RI Over Threatened Medicaid Rollback’

Op-Ed published by Coalition Partners Ruth Feder (Mental Health Association RI) and David Spencer (Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council RI)

Report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities outlining impact on Rhode Island if the current House plan to replace the ACA is enacted.

Economic Progress Institute Report: What You Should Know About the ACA and Medicaid in Rhode Island

CBPP report: The Problems with Block-Granting Entitlement Programs

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Rhode Island PDF

A Conversation Guide to Defending the Affordable Care Act

IN THE NEWS
NYT Secrecy Surrounding Senate Health Bill Raises Alarms

Kaiser Health News on the conservatives’ goal to ‘relax’ mandatory health benefits

Administration imposes new rule that will raise costs, discourage enrollment and weaken marketplaces.

RI makes national headlines in Washington Post article!

CBO Says 24 Million Would Lose Insurance Under GOP’s Obamacare Repeal

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