Please Tell Your Senators to Vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy Bill, Which Would Repeal the Affordable Care Act!

The Graham-Cassidy bill would slash Medicaid funding. Medicaid is critical to the children and families involved in the child welfare system—it finances services and supports to abused and neglected children and provides health coverage to the more than 400,000 children in the foster care system, most children adopted from foster care, and thousands who have aged out of the system. Families and young people benefiting from Medicaid need to make sure their voices are heard and that their Senators know how these structural changes and cuts to Medicaid would harm them.

Medicaid is vital to foster care and adoptive families.

Call Your Senators Today!

Reach your Senators by calling 202-224-3121 and asking for one Senator. Then call back and ask for the other. Tell them you are a constituent and that you oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill effort to slash health care benefits.

Submit Written Testimony!

You can also submit written testimony for the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing on Monday, September 25 at 2 pm. Individuals and organizations can testify about how the bill will impact them. This is an excellent opportunity to weigh in and show how devastating this bill will be for children, youth, and families in adoption and foster care.

Send your testimony to GCHcomments@finance.senate.gov. Comments must be submitted by Monday 9 AM eastern time.

Please also cc your Senators. Your testimony doesn’t have to be long, just get it in!

Please note the following details for formatting: Any individual or organization wanting to present their views for inclusion in the hearing record should submit a typewritten, single-spaced statement, not exceeding 10 pages in length. The title and date of the hearing (Hearing to Consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal, September 25, 2017) and the full name and address of the individual or organization must appear on the first page of the statement.

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