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Latest Update on ACA Vote

Posted on : 07/28/2017

At 1:30 am this morning, Senator John McCain (AZ) cast the deciding vote to defeat the attempt to undo the Affordable Care Act.  At this time, the Senate has adjourned and there are no further plans to move any further legislation on this issue. Read more 

We are appreciative of the support of our New York State Senators, Chuck Schumer and Kristin Gillibrand, and certainly most grateful to Senator McCain for his vote. This does not end the concerns about Medicaid and the need to protect the services for people with disabilities.  However, the defeat of the initiative to drastically remove the Medicaid and health supports does show how strong advocacy from the grass roots does have an effect in politics.  Thank you to everyone who worked with us on this issue.  Stay tuned for further efforts we must make to ensure that there are no other attempts to disrupt our services and supports. 

Richard P. Swierat, Executive Director

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