American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

WY: Thank legislators for their votes against SF 144

Recipients

  • State Representative Albert P. Sommers
  • State Representative Dan R. Kirkbride
  • State Representative Thomas 'Tom' J. Walters
  • State Representative Eric S. Barlow
  • State Representative Steve M. Harshman
  • State Representative Sara Burlingame
  • State Representative Jerry D. Paxton
  • State Representative Sue Wilson
  • State Representative Lloyd C. Larsen
  • State Representative Dan Furphy
  • State Representative Jared Olsen
  • State Representative Thomas D. Crank
  • State Representative Shelly Duncan
  • State Representative John C. Eklund Jr.
  • State Representative Donald 'Don' E. Burkhart Jr.
  • State Representative Cathy Connolly
  • State Representative Hans D. Hunt
  • State Representative Jamie L. Flitner
  • State Representative Jim Roscoe
  • State Representative Michael D. Greear
  • State Representative Bill D. Henderson
  • State Representative Bob A. Nicholas
  • State Representative John L. Freeman
  • State Representative Andy Schwartz
  • State Representative JoAnn Dayton-Selman
  • State Representative Daniel 'Dan' K. Zwonitzer
  • State Representative Jim Blackburn
  • State Representative Charles F. Pelkey
  • State Representative Clark Stith
  • State Representative Landon J. Brown
  • State Representative Sandy Newsome
  • State Representative Richard L. Tass
  • State Representative William 'Bill' H. Haley
  • State Representative Mike Yin
  • State Representative Andrea Clifford
  • State Representative Mark S. Kinner
  • State Representative Patrick 'Pat' E. Sweeney
  • State Representative Jerry A. Obermueller
  • State Representative Stan L. Blake

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Message

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to say thank you for stopping SF 144 -- Medicaid and SNAP Eligibility Requirements. This legislation would have required our most vulnerable populations to work, volunteer or go to school a minimum of 20 hours a week. For individuals undergoing cancer treatment--and even those that have finished treatment but continue to be sick and weak--this expectation is simply not reasonable for people who are too ill to work.

Although the bill contained exemptions for certain individuals, cancer patients and survivors who did not understand or those who were incapable of meeting the administrative reporting requirements risked losing access to Medicaid. Failing to gain an exemption would result in patients and survivors in need of critical health care to be locked out of Medicaid for a minimum of 6 months.




Punishing those who are already overwhelmed and sick because they may lack the energy and/or physical and mental capacity to jump through administrative hoops in punitive and does not represent the Wyoming way.

Thank you for your help in keeping SF 144 from passing. You just saved thousands of lives.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]