In Illinois, over 204,000 essential and front-line workers are enrolled in Medicaid. Medicaid is a lifeline for millions of people, especially as COVID-19 case counts spike and unemployment continues to plague our communities – especially our BIPOC communities as they face astoundingly higher death and infection rates and job losses than white people.
CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY at (202) 224-3121 to demand Congress supports Medicaid by:
- Increasing federal Medicaid funding by 14 percent, including funding for Medicaid expansion populations;
- Continuing the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) to prevent people from getting kicked off of Medicaid during the public health emergency; and
- Opposing any efforts by the Administration to undermine Medicaid, especially the implementation of the harmful Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR).
As the Senate continues to negotiate the latest COVID-19 relief package, Illinois’ ability to ensure access to health coverage for low income individuals, children, and families hangs in the balance.
Congress MUST increase federal funding for Medicaid to protect families’ health and financial well being, while continuing the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) established in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to protect those enrolled in Medicaid from losing their coverage during a public health crisis.