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May 30, 2013Alerts

Call or Email Your Legislators TODAY; Ask Them to Support People with Disabilities and Medicaid Expansion!

Sent on Behalf of the Cover the Commonwealth Campaign –

Expand Health Care Coverage NOW!

Today, May 30th, Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their supporters are calling on their legislators to accept the billions available to Pennsylvania to expand Medicaid.

Support people with disabilities, support Medicaid expansion – Call or email today!

Calling or emailing is quick and easy!  Here’s how:

  1. Click here for your state representative’s or state senator’s number or email address.
  2. Leave a message with a receptionist or voicemail, or send an email.

Here’s an example:  “Hi, my name is __ and I live at __.  As an individual with a disability, or, as a family member of an individual with a disability, I encourage you to support Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania.”

You could even continue with:  “Currently, people with disabilities only qualify for Medicaid up to 74% of the federal poverty level, or roughly $8,500 a year for an individual.  This holds people with disabilities back from working, but we know that with greater access to health care many people with disabilities can work and contribute to their community. Please do what’s right for our economy and our citizens with disabilities and support the Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania.”

3) When done, click here and help the Campaign track the calls by filling in the form at the bottom of the page.

For more information about call/email day, click here.

If you have questions, please contact:

Alyssa Goodin
The Philadelphia Alliance