Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Joins 86 Organizations to Call on Congress to Protect Medicaid

On March 20, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and 86 other organizations called on Congress to protect Medicaid, a critical source of coverage for people in the cystic fibrosis community. 

March 20, 2017 | 2 min read

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and 86 other organizations issued a letter on March 20 calling on Congress to take a hard look at the likely significant and life-threatening consequences of the American Health Care Act on millions of patients. The organizations represent Americans with complex health needs who rely on Medicaid for access to care, prevention, and treatment

For example, Medicaid supports: 

  • Roughly half of all births -- helping pregnant woman and infants receive care
  • Nearly a third of pediatric cancer patients
  • Half of children and a third of adults with cystic fibrosis

The American Health Care Act would cut Medicaid funds and reduce eligibility with the goal of cost savings, but at the expense of patients who rely on this vital safety net for their life-sustaining health care needs. Millions of patients would be left without Medicaid coverage under this proposal, threatening their ability to maintain their health and well-being. We implore Congress to take urgent action to protect constituents and communities across the nation. 

Read the full letter and complete list of signing organizations. 

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