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NEW VIDEO: Protect Our Care Celebrates 7th Annual Medicaid Awareness Month

By April 10, 2024No Comments

While Republicans Propose Medicaid Cuts, Democrats Fight to Protect Affordable Health Care. 

Watch the video here.

Washington, D.C. — Protect Our Care released a new video in celebration of the seventh annual Medicaid Awareness Month this April. One in four Americans rely on Medicaid for access to health care. Medicaid coverage saves lives and improves health outcomes nationwide, serving people from all backgrounds, including children, mothers, people of color, working families, people with disabilities, rural Americans, and seniors. 

President Biden and Democrats in Congress have been champions for lowering health care costs and improving care for the American people. They have defended Medicaid from GOP attacks, created multi-billion dollar incentives for Medicaid expansion, stopped onerous work requirements, pushed for expanded postpartum coverage, and worked to minimize the impacts of Medicaid unwinding. The contrast with Republicans could not be clearer. Republican lawmakers continue to escalate their attacks against Medicaid and affordable health care. The latest GOP budget slashes trillions from Medicaid through block granting and calls for work reporting requirements and other bureaucratic measures designed to throw people off their coverage. GOP leaders in 10 states have also failed to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), blocking 1.6 million people from lifesaving coverage. 

Medicaid Awareness Month is a celebration of how this vital health care program has touched millions of families across the nation. Medicaid coverage improves people’s health, keeps hospitals open, increases families’ financial security, and saves lives. Yet Republicans want to slash Medicaid and throw millions of people off of their coverage. As we celebrate, let’s commit to protecting this lifesaving program from Republican attacks and strengthening it for generations to come.


FACT SHEET: Republicans Propose Budget That Will Raise Health Care Costs and Rip Coverage Away from Millions of Americans

FACT SHEET: Medicaid Is a Vital Source of Coverage for Communities Of Color

FACT SHEET: Medicaid Works For Rural Americans