Tell your Representatives to Support the Medicaid Funding Extention Through June 2011 (HR 1586)
This week, the Senate has taken action to approve HR 1586, which would extend the elevated Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) for Medicaid. The House is expected to vote on the measure next week.
Without an extension, the increased Medicaid funding will expire December 31, 2010, and many states will be forced to make drastic cuts to the federal-state program. With states in fiscal peril due to unemployment, it is vital that the extra federal funding be sustained in order to keep health care accessible for many brain injury patients and caregivers!