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