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==Recent Updates==
* 7/16/17 The senate vote to Repeal and Replace (health care bill) is delayed as Sen. John McCain, recovering from surgery and would be absent. The vote is close. A [http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/TODAY/z_Creative/17255%20NBCWSJJunePoll.pdf/ poll] released 7/16/17 showed that the public prefers the Affordable Care Act to the Republican health-care plan by a roughly 2-to-1. Republicans preferred the GOP plan by 59%. [http://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/gop-opponents-to-senate-health-care-bill-see-vote-delay-as-an-advantage/2017/07/16/3e5516fa-6a21-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.0b990a3c89af]
* 7/17-7/21 is National Disability Voter Registration Week. The campaign advocates for the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. This year, they are partnering with EveryLibrary to promote voter registration in libraries across the country. [http://www.aapd.com/our-focus/voting/national-disability-voter-registration-week/]
* 7/15/17: Estimates for reduction in Medicaid funding to states with the Senate repeal bill is 27%-39% by 2036. The Medicaid budget would start 2020, with more reductions starting in 2025.[http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/15/medicaid-funding-drop-obamacare-repeal-240588]
 
 
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