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"Super Committee" Cuts to Medicaid will Hurt People with Disabilities

The deficit reduction committee is weighing its options regarding programs that form the fabric of our safety net, including Medicaid.

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The fact that our complex and overwhelming debt problems are now before the “Super Committee” does not diminish our own role in the process. As Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, “the ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and Senators and Congressmen and Government officials, but the voters of this country.” Call your Member of Congress. Attend a town hall. Write a letter. Make a phone call. Most of all, start a conversation with your neighbors, friends and family. Make sure that your values are front and center when the “Super Committee” makes its decisions, and make sure that your voice is heard.

David Feinman is Senior Legislative Associate for The Jewish Federations of North America. He is one of six Americans on a shadow Super Committee called “America’s Super Committee” established by United Cerebral Palsy and the American Association of People with Disabilities.

 
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