block grant talking points, constituent questions docs Swedeen, Beth - BPDD 31 Jan 2017 21:13 UTC
Re: DD Councils block grant talking points, constituent questions docs DDPC- Norma L. Smith 31 Jan 2017 21:52 UTC

Re: DD Councils block grant talking points, constituent questions docs DDPC- Norma L. Smith 31 Jan 2017 16:52 EST

Thanks Beth, appreciate the information!

Have a great day,

Norma

On Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:13:45 +0000, Swedeen, Beth - BPDD wrote
> Hi all:
> Great phone call and thanks to Donna and Cindy for the important info!
>
> At the end, folks were asking about block grant talking points. Here
> are two resources that colleagues in WI have done that we are using
> and find very helpful:
>
> Attached is a simple overview (for legislators and for the
> grassroots) developed by our P&A on what Medicaid is, what block
> grants do, and then talking points of how it hurts the disability
> community. It finishes with some ways policymakers could make
> Medicaid sustainable (save money) WITHOUT blockgranting and hurting
> people, and questions constituents can ask legislators about how
> block grants can impact them.
>
> Below is a link to questions we are using for the grassroots that
> they can ask their Congressional and state legislators about how
> block grants will impact them. We want policymakers to realize (as
> they are beginning to with ACA repeal) that big global changes
> without detailed replacements have the impact to be very harmful at
> the local level:
>
> http://media.wix.com/ugd/2aa64e_6acc1d34cfea4cab8805238e4b0f02a3.pdf?
platform=hootsuite
>
> Thanks to all of you. Always appreciate the network!
> Beth
>
> Beth Swedeen,
> Executive Director
> WI BPDD
> (608) 266-1166
> xxxxxx@wisconsin.gov
>
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Norma L. Smith
Executive Director
Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Department of Human and Social Services
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Telephone: 684-633-0315 / 684-633-2696
Fax 633-2919
E-mail: xxxxxx@dhss.as