By Arise Citizens’ Policy Project
Arise Citizen’s Policy Project released the following call to action highlighting the new 30-day public comment period regarding Alabama’s proposed Medicaid “work requirement” that would impact health care coverage for families who are living in deep poverty. Read more below on how you can get involved.
We need your help one more time to protect health coverage for thousands of Alabama parents living in deep poverty. Federal officials have opened a 30-day public comment period on Alabama Medicaid’s cruel, costly, counterproductive “work requirement” plan. The deadline is Oct. 21, 2018. It’s time to make your voice heard once again!
During two state comment periods earlier this year, folks like you submitted more than 1,300 responses opposing Medicaid’s proposal to take coverage away from struggling Alabamians. Now we must continue to show federal officials that public opposition to this plan is loud, clear and undeniable!
Why is this so important? Because the state’s proposed “work requirement” is actually a work penalty that would target parents who live in deep poverty. It would create a catch-22 situation where thousands of moms would lose their coverage if they don’t get jobs – AND if they do.
Let’s make the third time the charm in stopping this cruel plan. Click here TODAY to tell federal Medicaid officials that this harmful plan is the wrong path for Alabama.
Arise Citizens’ Policy Project, founded in 1994, is a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of 150 congregations and community groups and hundreds of individuals united in their belief that low-income people are suffering because of state policy decisions. Its sister organization, Alabama Arise, holds the same membership and is a member of the Equal Voice network.