No better time than the present to affect our future…..Go Vote!
“Thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. That’s voting.” Robert Frost
This coming Tuesday (March 6th) is Election Day for the 2018 party primary races. Across Texas, friends of long term care are facing tough races and challenging opponents attempting to defeat those candidates who support our issues.
As you know, this past legislative session, THCA supported a funding bill that would have closed the funding gap on our Medicaid residents by using federal funds that are currently accessed by 43 states. The bill passed in the House though it eventually died in the Senate.
But politics being what it is, many of those who supported increased Medicaid funding are being attacked by opponents who mischaracterize the legislation as a “granny tax” even though it prohibited any part of the fee from being passed on to residents in any form.
We are grateful these men and women stood up for us, and now it’s time for us to stand up for them. We cannot lose their leadership and knowledge as we work to address the chronic underfunding that threatens our sector in next legislative session.
There is no better time than now to make sure we all exercise our constitutional rights and vote for those candidates who want long term care in this state to be the best it can be. Now is the time to take two simple steps: 1) Review the list of candidates who support long term care 2) Go Vote by March 6th.
Onward and Upward