The U.S. Senate is close to reaching a deal and moving forward with legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." NSBA urges you to share your districts' stories with your Senators, on official letterhead, about the importance of school-based Medicaid and the devastating impacts arbitrary funding caps will have on your school districts and the most vulnerable children in your communities.
Here is NSBA's most recent call to action and sample letter. You may use it as a guide in drafting your letter; but, remember to include as many local details about your school district as possible, such as the number of students receiving Medicaid services and how important school-based Medicaid is to addressing the special needs of students educated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
**We ask that you email copies of your letters to us at email@example.com, so that we may reference them as we continue to engage Congress on this important issue. Please forward your letters on official letterhead so that they can be submitted for the Senate Record.**
Please help us stop America's most vulnerable children from losing vital healthcare services offered by our public schools. The Senate is expected to consider its version of a health care reform bill by the end of this month or after the August congressional recess.
Article courtesy of NSBA Legislative Highlights - June 19, 2017