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The Challenge: Threats to Medicaid that will impact People with Disabilities, their Families and the Local Economy

The Challenge: Threats to Medicaid that will impact People with Disabilities, their Families and the Local Economy

Monday April 3 2017, 6:00 PM - Monday April 3 2017, 8:00 PM
@ Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center, Eau Claire WI and...

Threats to Medicaid and the ACA that will Impact

Children, Adults and Elders who have Disabilities,

Their Families and Service Providers

Monday, April 3rd, 6-8 pm – With a Pizza Buffet

29 Pines Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center near Eau Claire, Menomonie & Chippewa Falls

5872- 33rd Ave, Eau Claire, WI  54703      (60th St. & I 29) 

Video Linked Locations: - Bridge for Community Life - 651 Brakke Drive, Hudson, WI 54016   

          -  Headwaters, Inc. – 1441 East Timber Dr., Rhinelander, WI  54501

     

National disability organizations consider the current changes to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Medicaid to be the biggest dangers to health care and long-term care for people with disabilities in recent memory.

This puts Wisconsin services and programs like Family Care, IRIS, the Children's Long Term Support Waivers, the Katie Beckett program, Birth to 3, school therapies, and Medicaid Personal Care at significant risk.

Lynn Breedlove and Lisa Pugh will present the latest news on current proposals in Congress which would radically change supports available to people with disabilities and their families and negatively impact the local economy/jobs in Wisconsin.  

       Attend this training to learn what is at risk in your community and participate in small group strategy discussions to develop an Action Plan for your Congressional district.  

- Lynn Breedlove is Co-Chair, Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition and previously the Executive Director of Disability Rights WI.

- Lisa Pugh is the Executive Director of the Arc Wisconsin.

For more information or sign language interpreters, contact Ruth Adix:  raadix2@yahoo.com

 

Sponsors:     

- The Arc Wisconsin

-WI Long-Term Care Coalition

-WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

-Disability Rights Wisconsin

-WI Coalition for Independent Living Centers

- InControl Wisconsin

- Save IRIS

- Headwaters, Inc.

- Reach Inc.

- Center for Independent Living Western WI

- Chippewa River Industries (CRI)

- The Arc of Dunn County

- The Arc Eau Claire

- Special Friends, Inc.

- UCP of West Central Wisconsin

- Reality Unlimited, LLC

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