Under the AHCA, Medicaid dollars to states would be cut by about $834 billion over 10 years, which could disproportionately impact the elderly and the disabled. (Photo: iStock)

Disability advocates in Georgia are worried about potential cuts in support programs for the disabled if proposed Medicaid cuts in the American Health Care Act are enacted, according to NPR.

Georgia resident Evan Nodvin, 36, in March testified before Congressional members about how the cuts could impact his ability to live independently with Down syndrome, as well as affect the services which are paid with Medicaid dollars. Not only does he share an apartment with a roommate, but he also has a job at a local community fitness center and a girlfriend.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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