The Governor has asked various state departments to propose a 10% cut to their budgets. As a result the Health and Human Services department has proposed several significant cuts that will be devastating to Nebraskans with disabilities. If these cuts are adopted this will really affect individuals on Medicaid.
Senators and policy makers deal in numbers on a daily basis—but they sometimes do not fully realize how the numbers affect “People” and families. The only way they would really have good insight into the full effect it will have on people is if the people themselves speak up with their story.
Please take a few moments and consider the following talking points about what a 10% budget would do to the Medicaid program. Families need to speak up and say no—you can’t cut a program that is critical to the well being of such a vulnerable population. Legislators have indicated to us advocates, that they are tired of hearing from advocates only –they want to hear directly from the families themselves. They want examples of how it will affect individual families so they can discuss the implications.
Please take a few moments and let your local legislators know how these proposed cuts will impact YOUR loved one and YOUR family!