Senate Bill 28 on the move. Act now to save Medicaid.

Who loses under SB28? Kids, Families, Seniors & People with Disabilities

All session we have kept you updated on a dangerous bill – Senate Bill 28. Grassroots pressure from supporters like you stopped this dangerous bill in its tracks once.

We’re at the point in session when bills turn into amendments to move through the process. We must remain diligent and we need you to take action again – now.

P.S. Here’s a reminder of what’s at stake:

Senate Bill 28 seeks to drastically change our Missouri Medicaid program by seeking a “block grant”.

The impact of Medicaid block grants or per capita caps:

  • Deep cuts to Missouri’s federal funding for Medicaid, ripping health care from kids, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and older adults
  • Financial risk to the state of Missouri

 

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13 Comments on “Senate Bill 28 on the move. Act now to save Medicaid.

  1. You are playing a dangerous game with the health of Missouri citizens. Do not mistake control of a state legislature as a mandate to do whatever you so desire. At some point the welfare of said citizens needs to be a concern. We have long memories and your jobs may not be as secure as you think next time around. Thanks.

  2. Please oppose SB 28. It would gut the Medicaid program and harm many vulnerable populations, including low-income children, seniors and those with disabilities. Medicaid is a lifeline for those who receive it. Let’s not turn our back on fellow Missourians who need this program to survive and thrive.

  3. As a person with a disability I’ve never been able to qualify for Medicaid because of the unattainable qualifications set by MO legislators. With the threat of more cuts I’ll never qualify for coverage that I desperately need to care for my worsening chronic illness. Much more than myself I am panic stricken for my youngest future who is a brain cancer survivor!

  4. Please do not cut funds for Medicaid. Access to healthcare is critical to many people, children, pregnant women, elderly, disabled. They need this care to maintain functioning and to contribute to society.

  5. For many people in our state, it is a matter of life and death if social services are cut and, in some cases, taken away. Medicaid in Missouri needs to be EXPANDED, not gutted. Most of us have no idea what life is like without basic health care and services. I hope the members of this committee will have conversations with those who depend on these services. It is NOT ETHICAL for us who enjoy health care services and other basic services not to extend them to those who need them. From my understanding of SB 28, this bill would cut services, not expand them. We need to balance the budget in other ways, not denying those in need basic services. WE NEED TO EXPAND MEDICAID. PLEASE VOTE NO ON SB 28.

  6. Before you decide to change anything, each of you on this committee needs to take a week and spend time with the actual people your decision will affect. Having worked for over 24 years with all socioeconomic classes of people who depend upon Medicaid for various reasons, I have a healthy respect for these people who deserve care just like you do. You need to hear the stories and then decide what is really important here.

  7. Please do not cut funds for Medicaid. Access to healthcare is critical to many people, children, pregnant women, elderly, disabled. They need this care to maintain functioning and to contribute to society. Medicaid in Missouri needs to be EXPANDED, not gutted. Most of us have no idea what life is like without basic health care and services. I hope the members of this committee will have conversations with those who depend on these services. It is NOT ETHICAL for us who enjoy health care services and other basic services not to extend them to those who need them. Say no to SB 28

  8. We can not turn our backs on this state’s most vulnerable….

  9. My disabled adult son was finally approved for Medicaid a few months ago. Please don’t take away his only chance for healthcare.

  10. On the wall of the MO House floor as well as on the Speakers’ podium are these words: Salus populi supreme lex esto which means “THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE THE SUPREME LAW.” It’s right there in your face, just do it, Be great!

  11. I am asking that you do not cut funds for Medicaid. I am disabled and I do have Medicaid. I need the help as well as others in my situation. Thanks Sincerely

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