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House Republicans Propose Harmful Legislation to Undermine Medicaid Access for Millions

By April 30, 2024No Comments

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, April 30, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Legislative Proposals To Increase Medicaid Access And Improve Program Integrity.” Republicans on the committee are looking to stop the Biden administration from implementing new rules that would protect low-income seniors in nursing homes and ensure a livable wage for caregivers, most of whom are women of color.

April is Medicaid Awareness Month, and Protect Our Care is highlighting how Medicaid provides lifesaving care for millions of Americans, including children, older adults, and people with disabilities. While President Biden works to strengthen Medicaid, Republicans in Congress are fighting to cut the program and rip coverage away from the people who need it most. Read more on Republicans’ war on Medicaid here. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement: 

“It’s no surprise Republicans are jumping at the opportunity to undermine Medicaid access for the American people. It seems that any time Democrats move forward with measures to strengthen access to quality, affordable health care, Republicans want to take three steps backwards. The GOP bills under consideration are all a part of Republicans’ continued efforts to gut Medicaid, rip quality health care away from millions, and put funding for long-term care in complete jeopardy.”