Speaking Out Against Proposed Healthcare Reform

June 26th, 2017

On Friday, June 23th Linda Lucas, CEO of The Arc of Essex County and long-time supporter and parent, Eileen Stuart, participated in a press conference with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez at the Newark Community Health Center.  During the press conference, Eileen shared how proposed Medicaid budget cuts would impact her daughter Laurie, who lives in an Arc of Essex County group home and attends our Reach Day Program, and all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

A health care vote is expected in the Senate in the coming weeks, and it will include deep cuts to Medicaid. This will have a devastating impact on people with disabilities and their families. Be sure to take action and let your senators know the importance of Medicaid to you and your loved ones.

The Arc of the United States offers resources and guidance for how to take action – to view these resources, please click here.