Today, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence are meeting with several U.S. Senators over lunch to discuss the future of health care in America and the proposed plan to dramatically slash Medicaid. Contact your Senators today to voice your opinion and remind our elected officials to “think babies!”
As ZERO TO THREE Executive Director Matthew Melmed wrote:
More than 37 million children in low-income families are insured by Medicaid. It covers almost half of all births. No federal program is more critical to the healthy development of vulnerable infants and toddlers. Beyond providing critical access to basic preventive health care in the early years, it provides crucial services to detect and treat developmental problems and other issues that, if not caught early, can undermine success in school – and become more costly to treat down the road.
Read ZERO TO THREE Executive Director Matthew Melmed’s full statement here: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/1931-statement-regarding-the-senate-health-care-bill
For a list of U.S. Senators’ names and contact information, as well as a link to find out who represents you, click here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
Visit ZERO TO THREE’s website for a variety of Federal advocacy tools available for download: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/federal-advocacy-tools
Read the Congressional Budget Office’s nonpartisan analysis of the proposed health care legislation here: https://www.cbo.gov/topics/health-care