Save Medicaid In Schools Coalition Issues Statement Rejecting American Health Care Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: 
James Minichello 
703-875-0723 
703-774-6953 (cell) 
jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. – April 28, 2017 – The co-chairs of the Save Medicaid in Schools Coalition issued the following statement today rejecting the American Health Care Act. 
   
“The Save Medicaid in Schools Coalition opposes the latest Medicaid proposal under consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. Children cannot learn to their fullest potential with unmet health needs and this legislation would take health care services and access away from American’s most vulnerable children.
 
“Medicaid is a cost-effective and efficient provider of essential health care services for children. School-based Medicaid programs serve as a lifeline to children who often can’t access critical health care and health services outside of their schools. Under this bill, the bulk of the mandated costs of providing health care coverage would be shifted to the states even though health needs and costs of care for children will remain the same or increase.

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