On June 6, disability advocates nationwide are hosting “Don’t Cap Our Care” rallies to speak out against per capita caps to Medicaid services that people with disabilities need. In multiple cities across the US, including Washington DC, we are coming together to talk about how the per capita caps in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will result in deep cuts to Medicaid that could damage the home and community based services, and other healthcare services, that we rely on to be as independent as possible. Join us to show how important this issue is for thousands in Illinois!
Location: Plaza in front of the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago Illinois ***location may be subject to change***
Time: 11 am to 12 noon, Tuesday June 6
Bring: Signs that help show why Medicaid is important to people with disabilities! MY MEDICAID MATTERS!
What Will Happen: We will have a roster of speakers from different disability backgrounds who will speak about how Medicaid per capita caps could hurt them. We will hear them out and show support through chants!
Supporting Organizations: Access Living, Anixter Center, The Arc of Illinois, Autism Speaks Illinois, BNICEH, Equip for Equality, Everthrive Illinois, Friends Who March, Health and Disability Advocates, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, Healthcare Rights Coalition, Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living, IMPRUVE, Indivisible Chicago, IPADD UNITE, Legal Council for Health Justice, Mental Health Summit, MS Society, Next Steps NFP, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Progress Center for Independent Living, Protect Our Care Illinois (seewww.protectourcareil.org for coalition members)
To have your organization listed as a supporter, please contact Amber Smock at Access Living at email@example.com.
ASL interpreters will be available. For other reasonable accommodations, please contact Francelia Serrano at (312) 640-2167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
***As plans evolve, check back for updates!