Medicaid Cuts in Kansas under Graham-Cassidy

Senator Moran supported TrumpCare the first time around, but he can still make up for it by opposing Graham-Cassidy. There are plenty of reasons why he should oppose this bill--like the fact that an estimated 221,000 Kansans would lose coverage under the bill, and that there will be no full CBO score showing effects on premiums or other factors before the Senate votes on the bill.

13% of Kansans are covered by Medicaid or CHIP, and Graham-Cassidy destroys Medicaid as we know it. It caps traditional Medicaid in a way that will leave many Kansans without a way to get the care they need, replacing it with an inadequate “block grant” that expires in 2026.

Tell Senator Moran to stand with the Kansans relying on Medicaid instead of standing with Trump and McConnell.

SAMPLE CALL SCRIPT

Caller: Hello! My name is [ ] and I’m calling from [part of state]. Can you tell me how Senator Moran will vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill if it comes up for a vote?

Staffer: The Senator is still reviewing the text of the bill and hasn’t taken a position on it. There is no vote scheduled on that bill though.

Caller: I hope that Senator Moran will oppose Graham-Cassidy. The bill has not gone through regular order, and the Senate plans to vote on the bill without the benefit of having a full CBO score so Senator Moran can fully understand the effects for Kansas. The bill is just like other TrumpCare bills in that it destroys Medicaid as we know it, by transforming it permanently into a cap system. 13% of our state relies on either Medicaid or CHIP, and this bill replaces current funding with an inadequate block grant that expires in 2026.

Staffer: Senator Moran is committed to making sure that Kansans have the affordable coverage they need.

Caller: If that’s what the Senator wants to do, then he should publicly oppose Graham-Cassidy and instead work with his colleagues on the bipartisan process that had been underway under the leadership of Senator Alexander and Senator Murray.

Staffer: I’ll let the Senator know your thoughts.

Caller: Yes, please do. I will be watching this vote closely and I expect Senator Moran to oppose. Please take down my contact information so you can let me know what he decides to do.

KansasCaroline Kavit