Save Medicaid in Schools Coalition Issues Statement on Updated Senate Health Care Bill


James Minichello 
703-774-6953 (cell)

Alexandria, Va. – July 13, 2017 – The Save Medicaid in Schools Coalition issued the following statement today regarding the newest version of the Republican health care plan known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).  

The Save Medicaid in Schools Coalition consists of over 60 national education, civil rights, disability, child welfare and healthcare organizations.

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to change the playbook and realize that ending Medicaid as an entitlement is not what his colleagues in the Senate or the majority of Americans in this country want Congress to do.

"We urge the Senate to stop trying to deny America’s most vulnerable children critical access to healthcare services in school and instead to work on bipartisan solutions to fix Obamacare that protect health insurance gains for children."

Sasha Pudelski
AASA, The School Superintendents Association

John Hill
National Alliance for Medicaid in Education   
Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach
National Association of School Psychologists

For specific questions about the Save Medicaid in Schools Coalition, please contact Sasha Pudelski, AASA assistant director, policy and advocacy, at


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit