The second Take Action Philly convening will take place on Tuesday, June 13, from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia. This program will focus on Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program, which ensures 2.9 million Pennsylvanians and is the largest payer for nursing home care in our state and is a critical driver of jobs and the healthcare system. This program is currently at risk from proposed major cuts at the state and federal level.
Through Take Action Philly, the Philadelphia Bar Association and its partners is convening the public for a series of discussions, with the goal of educating Philadelphians about the anticipated impact of federal and state policy decisions and identifying an action plan for people to get involved. The first convening on immigrant and refugee policy drew nearly 600 people.
The second event of the series will focus on Medicaid. Proposed cuts at the state and federal levels threaten health care for children, people with disabilities, seniors, and adults with low incomes. Please join us to learn more about how Medicaid works and how lawmakers could cut the program; which populations are particularly at risk of losing coverage; and how lawyers, advocates, and citizens can work together to protect this life- and health-saving program.