Atlantis ADAPT was honored by NEWSED with a Civil Rights Award for the work we did to try to save Medicaid this summer. I was grateful to be included as one of the troublemakers.
Category Archives: Lobbying
I love the extra space now for us wheelchair users. I also love that I got to help make this happen!
It’s amazing what can happen at a protest to try to protect health insurance for millions of people. Fascism at it’s finest.
Fight for medicaid
We’re in Washington DC, ready to fight for Medicaid.
Florida Nursing Home Deaths
At least 8 people died in a Florida nursing home after it was left without power. This is one of the many reasons why nursing homes don’t work for us.
Cory gardner sit-in
Heading downtown for the protests at Sen. Cory Gardner’s office. We’re still out here because, despite the delayed vote, we’re going to keep fighting until we get a promise that Medicaid won’t be cut. Save our Medicaid!
Senator Cory Gardner
I stopped by Sen. Gardner’s office to drop off a letter, asking him to vote ‘no’ on the Senate version of the AHCA. Not only has the GOP been working on the bill behind closed doors, but it is expected that federal funding will be cut for Medicaid. This would ultimately cause me to lose Medicaid, and could very well cost me my life. The GOP needs to slow down and come up with a bill that improves coverage, not cuts it to provide tax cuts to the wealthy. Call your Senator today, and ask them to vote ‘no’ on any bill that cuts federal funding to Medicaid.
Aca repeal attempts
We are in crisis mode. The GOP is working on the Senate’s version of the AHCA, the ACA repeal bill, behind closed doors. We don’t know what exactly is going to be in the bill, but from rumors it sounds like it will be very similar to the house’s version of the bill. Apparently, the Senate is going to debate the House version of the AHCA for 2 hours, and the last amendment they will introduce before voting is a replacement amendment that will be their version of the bill. This means we might have hours at most to know what the Senate will vote on. What we do know is it will devastate Medicaid through spending cuts. This will mean I, and many of my friends with disabilities, will lose the benefits that let us live independently in the community. I myself would either end up living in a hospital or dead if I lose Medicaid, because it pays for the IV nutrition I need daily to live.
We are in a unique position in CO, because Cory Gardner could be the vote we need to stop the AHCA now. Regardless of which party you vote for, this would let us all have more time and transparency to know what is being decided behind closed doors. We are launching a state-wide campaign to call/write/email Cory Gardner’s office this week, and our goal is to have 5,000 people contact his office expressing concern. Call the Denver office at 303-391-5777, or go to https://www.gardner.senate.gov/contact-cory/office-locations for your local office and contact info.
If you have never done this before, go to http://www.protectourcareco.org/calling-congress for a sample ‘script’ of what to say.
Thank you for helping to save my life!!!