The House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) would threaten Medicaid coverage and access to care for millions of people with disabilities and their families . It would radically restructure federal Medicaid financing and effectively end the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion, reducing enrollment by 14 million people by 2026 and cutting federal spending by $834 billion over ten years. Of the 70 million people who rely on Medicaid, about 10 million have disabilities . Medicaid provides supports that help people with disabilities remain independent in their homes and communities. Many of them would have to get care in an institution without the home- and community-based services they receive through Medicaid. States would likely scale back or eliminate these services, which federal law doesn’t require them to cover, to cope with the increasing loss of federal funding over time under the House bill. Medicaid Provides Crucial Services for People with Disabilities an
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