Washington State … Make sure Rep. McDermott doesn’t vote for these cuts.
Last week, you took action to protect the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which includes the initial funding for the critical National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). The NDPP will save both lives and money only if it is expanded to communities around the country. However, the Prevention Fund is still being threatened. Members of the House of Representatives will vote again this week on whether to fully repeal this vital fund, gutting efforts to improve our nation’s health!
The bill under consideration also repeals key provisions and funding established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and weakens Medicaid eligibility, programs needed to protect people with diabetes and improve their access to affordable healthcare. In addition to cuts in funding for state insurance exchanges, the bill repeals portions of ACA that make health care more affordable for low- and moderate- income families. Further, it repeals the state requirement to uphold their end of the bargain when it comes to Medicaid, which would allow states to roll back eligibility standards and create barriers to coverage for millions of people with diabetes.
We need to make sure diabetes programs and prevention efforts don’t get slashed. Tell your legislators RIGHT NOW to oppose the budget reconciliation legislation!
Thank you for your help in the fight to Stop Diabetes®.
L. Hunter Limbaugh Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association
|L. Hunter Limbaugh Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association|