My Medicaid Matters Rally on September 21

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My Medicaid Matters -- September 21, 2011
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In addition to DC, advocates will gather in Chicago on September 21
My Medicaid Matters

Join Access Living and the disability community on September 21 in Washington, D.C. and in cities throughout the United States to rally in support of Medicaid Services.

In the discussions about the deficit and need to control federal spending, the conversation has almost solely focused on the cost of Medicaid. In the general public, few people understand what Medicaid is or the impact that this federal funding stream has on the lives of people with disabilities, seniors, their families and those who work to support them.

Disability, aging and civil rights organizations have banded together to organize a national rally on Capitol Hill to show Congress that My Medicaid Matters! This rally will highlight that:

oMedicaid provides vital home and community–based services that allow seniors and younger people with disabilities to live independently in the community.

oMedicaid provides services that support families in caring for their children who have significant disabilities.

oMedicaid provides vital jobs for direct care workers who support their families.

Arbitrary cuts to Medicaid will result in the loss of home and community–based services that allow people to live independently, reductions in medical care as well as lost jobs of direct care workers. The rally will begin at noon on September 21st and will kick off organizing efforts in all 50 states to show that My Medicaid Matters!

For more information on the Washington, D.C. Rally, call
877–237–2228 (toll free) or email rally@cdrnys.org.

Local Rally

If you are unable to make it to Washington on September 21, there will be a local rally in Chicago.

When: September 21 From NOON to 1:00
Where: Federal Plaza 230 S. Dearborn Chicago, IL

For information on the Chicago Rally, contact Tom at 312–640–2125 (voice) or Twilson@accessliving.org.

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