AASA Releases Statement on Affordable Care Act


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – July 28, 2017AASA, The School Superintendents Association, released the following statement following the vote on the “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act yesterday. AASA is grateful to the 51 U.S. Senators who voted to preserve school-based Medicaid programs and end a divisive health care debate that would have jeopardized the critical services and supports America’s most vulnerable children receive in school.

“I am so proud of the thousands of superintendents who made calls, sent emails, wrote op-eds and visited with Senators personally in opposition to a per-capita cap for Medicaid. Our membership’s advocacy on behalf of kids in poverty and kids with disabilities made a difference in this debate,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA.

“AASA was proud to co-chair the Save Medicaid in Schools Coalition and we are proud to have mobilized and educated so many organizations and individuals around the country about the importance of school-based Medicaid services. We stand ready to fight this again if we need to do so,” said Sasha Pudelski, assistant director, policy and advocacy, AASA.

For specific questions, please contact Sasha Pudelski at spudelski@aasa.org.


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 www.aasa.org.