NASW and other civil rights organizations send letter to the President requesting full ACA implementation

NASW and other members of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, sent a letter sent to President Obama today urging the administration to continue on its path of full implementation of all provisions in the Affordable Care Act, in particular full implementation of the Medicaid expansion in 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The Medicaid expansion, the letter explains, is critical to reducing healthcare disparities experienced by people of color; women; and LGBT individuals.  The letter expresses concern that if states fail to adopt the expansion, the goal of true access to affordable health care for low-income and underserved populations will not be achieved.

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  1. The letter demands total implementation in every state: another “one size fits all” solution that de-values the importance of individuation to meet needs of special populations.

    The demands in this letter also offer no resources for funding states’ Medicaid expansions or the federal match. Let me guess: the feds will have to steal more money from my paycheck for another “one size fits all” program…. (most disturbingly, for ADULTS on Medicaid…a program designed for children and the disabled).

    Finally, where are other health care partners co-signing the letter? Where’s the AMA, the hospital associations? Nursing groups? APA?

    Does NASW need its Board approval to sign these letters?

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