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BREAKING: GOP Passes “Default on America Act,” Taking Away Medicaid From Over 21 Million Americans

By April 26, 2023No Comments

Washington, DC — House Republicans just passed their extreme “Default on America Act” which rips away health care from as many as 21 million people who count on it. Sixty percent of children with disabilities and 30% of adults with disabilities get their coverage from Medicaid. 3.2 million Americans count on Medicaid for their long-term care bills, including six in 10 nursing home residents.

From funding for veterans’ health care to nursing home safety to mental health and substance use, these cuts will take desperately needed health care away from families across the nation. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: 

“This is the most extreme attack on American health care that we’ve seen in years. These MAGA Republicans are trying to force their plan to take away Medicaid from people who count on it. The Republican plan to impose so-called work requirements alone will result in as many as 21 million people losing their health care, creating chaos for patients and for hospitals, other providers, and states who will be forced to pick up the tab. It’s shameful that the GOP would rather default on our nation’s debt than ensure that families across America have access to the affordable care they deserve.”