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Make Your Voices Heard: Proposed Changes to Medicaid

Make Your Voices Heard: Proposed Changes to Medicaid

Within the next five days, the United States Senate is expected to propose major changes to Medicaid funding.

Parents of children with disabilities have been expressing to us their concerns that changes to Medicaid funding will have a significant impact on the families and self-advocates that PEAK Parent Center serves. Your voice is important. Here are some things you can do to pay close attention to information that is being released.

Things are happening quickly. Information could be released as early as June 22.

Right now, before it is too late, it is important to get active. Advocacy is the foundation of our democracy, and it is critical to make your voices heard right away to help our legislators make the soundest decisions.

Ways you can act:

  1. Contact your Senators. Every single call, email/letter, and story matters.
  2. Tell your legislators your family’s story. 
  3. Share your vision for the future of Medicaid supports for children with disabilities. 
  4. Encourage your friends and family to contact them as well.

Here is the contact information for Colorado’s U.S. Senators:

  • U.S. Senator Cory Gardner
  • U.S. Senator Michael Bennet

And, here are some Colorado and National disability-related advocacy groups that you might choose to connect with, related to Medicaid changes:

Even though everyone has busy lives, the way to have our country and democracy work is to make our voices and concerns known to those people who can make the difference. Every single call, email, letter, and story matters. Act now.

Please contact PEAK if you would like more information about your family and Medicaid.

PEAK Parent Center does not endorse any specific organization or the stances or services they provide. Please refer to the groups and individuals mentioned here at your own discretion and contact the specific organization with any concerns. This blog was financed using discretionary funds.