Dear [Decision Maker],
As your constituent, and someone who advocates for cancer patients and survivors, I'm writing today to ask that you vote 'no' on Senate File 434 and Senate Study Bill 1134, bills that would impose work and community engagement requirements as a condition of eligibility for "qualified" able-bodied adults enrolled in the state's expanded Medicaid program. More than 17,810 Iowans are going to hear the words, "you have cancer" in 2019 alone and many of them are receiving their health care coverage through Iowa's Medicaid program. Individuals with lower socio-economic status (income, education and insurance status) have higher cancer incidence and higher death rates. The coverage, benefits and services provided through Iowa's expanded Medicaid program has helped improve access and utilization of preventive care, led to increased early detection of cancers, and resulted in better health outcomes and survival rates for patients and survivors.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]