|AASA and NSBA are partnering to save school-based Medicaid programs. Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a health care bill that will result in significant funding cuts to public schools. The American Health Care Act not only repeals and replaces parts of Obamacare, but changes the way public schools receive Medicaid funds necessary to provide services to students with disabilities. The bill puts $4 billion of Medicaid funding public schools receive annually at risk.
Members of Congress will be in the district – at home – during the week of May 29th – June 2nd!
Use this opportunity to invite your Members of Congress, specifically your Senators, to visit your school to see firsthand how cutting Medicaid funds will directly undermine the ability of public schools to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities and students in poverty.
CLICK HERE: Contact your Member’s District Officer or D.C. Office to Request a Visit
CLICK HERE: NSBA Issue Brief
CLICK HERE: Info on How Schools Use Medicaid
Whether it’s meeting with the school nurse and hearing about the trips to the emergency rooms she prevented or meeting with your specialized instructional support personnel to discuss the many ways they support student learning, we need your help. Tell them how Medicaid funds ensure kids are healthy enough to learn and why the school personnel and students in your district need this funding stream to remain intact.
We need you to EDUCATE members of Congress, regardless of their party affiliation, that the $4 billion that goes to schools each year, roughly 1/3 of what schools receive under IDEA, cannot be gutted for tax cuts.
Help save school Medicaid funding by inviting your members of Congress, particularly those in the Senate, to visit your school district and see how you utilize the Medicaid funds to provide services to your students—including students with disabilities.
Join us in working to save school Medicaid funding!
|Thomas J. Gentzel
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
National School Boards Association
|Daniel A. Domenech
AASA, The School Superintendents Association