***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 9 AT 12:15 PM ET***
Echoing President Biden’s Remarks, Speakers Will Call Out Republicans for Working to Rip Health Coverage Away from Millions of People
LANSING, MI – On Thursday, March 9, at 12:15 ET, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and health care leaders will join Protect Our Care Michigan to discuss the GOP’s real threats to slash Medicaid and dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For months, Republicans have promised to use their House majority to defund Medicare and Medicaid, and repeal the Affordable Care Act and Inflation Reduction Act rather than make companies and the wealthy pay their fair share.
Recent press reports indicate that GOP lawmakers have been meeting with Russ Vought, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under former President Trump, as they begin to draft a budget to use as part of their threat to tank the economy and default on the nation’s debt if President Biden doesn’t agree to slash health care and other programs. Vought’s plan would cut $2 trillion from Medicaid alone and repeal Medicaid expansion, which covers 20 million people. This is the latest in a long line of Republican attacks on Medicaid.
Speakers will describe how the Republican plan would be catastrophic for Michiganders and disproportionately impact children, rural communities, people with disabilities, and people of color. Speakers will also discuss new polling showing widespread support for Medicaid among voters, as well as significant opposition to cuts in Medicaid funding.
Learn more about the latest Republican attacks on health care here.
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Dr. Farhan Bhatti, CEO and Medical Director of Care Free Medical
Eric Schneidewind, past AARP national president, Michigan senior on Medicare
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHERE: Register to join the Zoom event (Registration required)
WHEN: Thursday, March 9 AT 12:15 PM ET