NATIONAL ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS HOLD PRESS CALL TO DISCUSS PROTECTING MEDICAID

ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

CONTACT: 
Ryan Daniels

202-223-2848 | rdaniels@rabengroup.com

James Minichello
703-875-0723
jminichello@aasa.org

(February 21, 2017)  – Leaders of five national advocacy organizations will participate in a press call at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, February 22 regarding proposed cuts to Medicaid. These leaders will highlight the devastating consequences these cuts will have on the constituencies supported by Medicaid and the broader impact they would have on communities all across the country. These national leaders in the education; disability; seniors; patients; and children advocacy communities, will urge Governors attending the National Governor’s Association Winter Meeting to speak out against these cuts.
 
Participating in the press call will be:

  • Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus
  • Donna A. Meltzer, CEO, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
  • Howard Bedlin, Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy, National Council on Aging
  • Carter Steger, Vice President of State and Local Campaigns, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • Sasha Pudelski, Assistant Director of Policy and Advocacy, AASA, The School Superintendents Association

WHAT:
Press call to discuss proposed cuts to Medicaid and the impact they would have on various communities all across the country.
 
WHEN:
11:30 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, February 22, 2017
 
WHERE:
To join the call, the dial-in number is: 1-800-895-1085. Please inform the operator that you are calling for the “Medicaid Press Call.”

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About AASA  
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