Trump Budget and Health Care Cuts are Devastating for People with Disabilities...

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina


WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Trump Administration released its first ten year budget proposal, and the numbers are devastating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. On top of the more than $800 billion in Medicaid cuts already approved by the House of Representatives, the Trump Administration is planning for $610 billion in cuts to Medicaid; $72.4 billion in cuts to Social Security’s disability programs; and hundreds of billions more in cuts to other effective federal programs that are vital to people with I/DD.

“Where we invest our federal dollars is a measure of our values as a nation. Today the Trump Administration showed its cards, and coupled with the devastating Medicaid cuts already approved by the House of Representatives in the health care bill, the deck is stacked against people with disabilities.

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Funding Urgently Needed to Keep People in their Homes

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

We are in a season of intense advocacy, and we need your voices heard in our General Assembly again. This time, we are talking about a housing crisis that potentially impacts several thousand individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as some with diagnoses of mental illness. We are asking for a specific figure in the budget ($10 million) that will help keep current homes open for those who need them.

What can you do? Reach out to the list of legislators and ask them to provide GAP FUNDING so our homes remain open!

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A Return to Isolation and Institutions Are Bad For Bryan and Bad for the Country: Watch Bryan as The Arc Denounces Massive Cut to Medicaid

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Arc released a video which highlights how the House-passed cut to Medicaid funding will negatively impact people with disabilities’ capacity to live independently.
The video features Bryan Dooley, from Lewisville, North Carolina, who has relied on Medicaid since birth for assistance with a variety of medical and other needs, including a personal attendant. Without the support of an attendant, Bryan would be stuck at home, and without this Medicaid-funded support, he would not have graduated from college, gotten his job, nor volunteered in his community. Bryan and his personal attendant are both working people contributing to their community.
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Affordable Health Care Act Passes House

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina
Yesterday the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA, H.R. 1628) a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and dismantle the Medicaid program as we know it by only four votes (217-213).  
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THE ACHA IS COMING TO A VOTE Call Congress Now!

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

The harmful health care bill, called the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is back on the table and potentially moving quickly to a VOTE. CALL CONGRESS TODAY & TOMORROW! (THURSDAY, MAY 4th AND FRIDAY, MAY 5th)

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If I could say one thing to Congress or the President...

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Today, The Arc is releasing a video featuring people who rely on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and/or Medicaid, and each one has a personal message for Members of Congress and the Trump Administration. The individuals with disabilities and family members featured implore their elected officials to understand the real world impact of repealing the ACA and decimating Medicaid, and each person puts a face on the rollbacks and cuts being debated in Congress.

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