Keep kids off the negotiating table in Medicaid reform

While all eyes are on the alleged scandals swirling around the White House, behind-the-scenes efforts to dismantle the healthcare safety net for children are persisting unabated.

Discussions around repealing the Affordable Care Act are now taking place in the Senate, and Medicaid will once again be in the spotlight. That could spell trouble for the nation’s children.

There will be new ideas, extended discussions and ultimately negotiations that try to improve our healthcare system. But while we applaud discourse and debate, and encourage our elected officials to weigh the pros and cons of all proposals, we have a simple request — as you debate Medicaid, protect children.

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