Democrats Saved Health Care For 21 Million Americans From Republican Plans to Slash Medicaid and Destroy Our Economy
Washington, DC — Today, President Biden will sign legislation protecting millions of Americans’ health care, avoiding default on our nation’s debt. This victory was achieved for the American people despite Republicans’ best effort to rip Medicaid away from 21 million Americans with burdensome paperwork requirements after trying to hold the economy hostage in order to get their way. President Biden, with the support of Democrats in Congress, held the line insisting he wouldn’t agree to any deal that took health care coverage away from Americans, and the agreement protects Medicaid from any Republican cuts. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement:
“President Biden and Democratic lawmakers saved Medicaid from the latest installment of Republicans’ war on health care. Not only did the Biden-Harris Administration save the economy from a Republican default, but 21 million Americans can rest easier knowing that their health care is secure.
“The American people have repeatedly rejected Republican attacks on health care, but there is no doubt Republicans in Congress will continue trying to rip away Medicaid from millions, hike drug and health insurance prices, and remove protections for pre-existing conditions. As we speak, Republicans and their allies are in court fighting to take away no cost preventive services, dismantle the Affordable Care Act, revoke reproductive rights, and upend the FDA’s drug approval process. Thankfully, we have a president who is standing up for families and will stop at nothing to protect health care.”