The Viscardi Center launched the first in a series of videos aimed at educating lawmakers on the detrimental effects cuts to Medicaid may have on people with disabilities. The video, “Meet Dylan. Then, Say NO to Medicaid Cuts,” urges lawmakers to refrain from making cuts by visually showing the affect the cuts may have and how the equipment and supports Medicaid provides assist people with disabilities in their daily lives.
Approximately 42% of Americans with disabilities, and their families, may be at risk of losing health care coverage and benefits due to a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other cuts to Medicaid services. Dylan, a student at Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center, and his mother share the negative effect these cuts may have on the health and well-being of people with disabilities and their families/caregivers.
The Center’s President & CEO, John D. Kemp sent a message to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo last month asking him to continue to be a champion for all people with disabilities as a repeal of, or changes to, the Affordable Care Act and cuts to Medicaid were discussed at the National Governors Association Conference in D.C.