***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 27 AT 3 PM ET***
GOP Budget Plan Threatens to Rip Health Care Away from Families in Vermont and Illinois
Washington, DC – On Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 3:00 PM ET, Senator Peter Welch (D-VT), Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09), and Nicole Jorwic, Chief of Campaigns and Advocacy at Caring Across Generations, will join Protect Our Care for a press conference to discuss the Republicans’ ongoing threats and radical plan to cut Medicaid and take health care away from millions. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy recently announced the Republican plan to hold the U.S. economy hostage in order to impose cuts in key programs, including slashing health care and other vital discretionary funding and taking Medicaid away from millions by imposing burdensome paperwork requirements. This plan would disproportionately harm rural Americans, people with disabilities, people with mental health and substance use disorders, children, pregnant women, seniors in nursing homes, and people of color. Read more about how Republicans are demanding health care cuts here.
A record 92 million Americans are enrolled in Medicaid, which provides affordable care to people from all backgrounds. President Biden and Democrats in Congress are working tirelessly to protect Medicaid from GOP attacks and strengthen the program to ensure everyone has the health care they need. April marks the 5th annual Medicaid Awareness Month.
U.S. Senator Peter Welch (D-VT)
Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09)
Nicole Jorwic, Chief of Campaigns and Advocacy, Caring Across Generations
An impacted Vermonter
Anne Shoup, Communications Director, Protect Our Care
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHERE: RSVP to Emily Becker ([email protected]) for Zoom link
WHEN: Thursday, April 27 at 3:00 PM ET