DON'T PUT HEALTH CARE AT RISK! REJECT MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS

Healthcare is a basic need for all people, a life and death product that should not come with punishing strings attached. But Republicans in Harrisburg are pushing legislation that would hurt poor and struggling Pennsylvanians who need this support to live safe, healthy and productive lives. Their legislation (H.B. 2138) also would have taxpayers like you pay more than $3.5 billion to add an additional layer of bureaucracy to an important system of support for the elderly, disabled and children. Tell your state lawmakers and the Republicans who control the agenda to put People First and reject such a callous and costly plan.


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Speaker of the House Michael Turzai; House Majority Leader Dave Reed; Your Senator.

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Don't put health care at risk! Reject Medicaid work requirements



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Healthcare is a basic need for all people, a life and death product that should not come with punishing strings attached. I urge you to reject House Bill 2138, which places work requirments on Medicaid recipients, people who are struggling to live safe, healthy and productive lives.

Eighty percent of Medicaid healthcare spending in Pennsylvania provides lifesaving support to senior citizens, children and people with disabilities. Pennsylvanians who gained health coverage under Medicaid Expansion typically are working but can't afford private insurance. Those that aren't working include domestic violence survivors, people caring for a family member with a disability or chronic health issue, pregnant women or people caring for infants and young children, to name a few.

Equally troubling is the cost of this legislation to taxpayers like me. Over the next six years, the cost to have the state set up, monitor and enforce a work requirement system for Medicaid enrollees would be more than $3.5 billion. The federal government certainly won't make that money available to us.

Please, I urge you, reject this callous and costly proposal to tie work requirments to obtaining lifesaving healthcare. Put People First, not politics. 



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