Fact Sheets about the Affordable Care Act:
We Cannot Afford to Opt Out of the Medicaid Expansion
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2012 to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, in a disappointing move, the Court ruled that expansion of Medicaid to individuals up to 138% of federal poverty (around $15,400 per year for an individual) is now optional. If states refuse to comply with the expansion, the most vulnerable people will be left out of reform. For those living with HIV, the Medicaid Expansion is an opportunity we cannot afford to pass up.
Here are some tools for you to use to advocate for the Medicaid Expansion:
- NAP ACA Update – Presented to the Nebraska HIV Care and Prevention Consortium 7/26/12
- NAP ACA Medicaid Expansion Fact Sheet
- Engaging Policymakers Worksheet
Find your Nebraska State Senator HERE.