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PRESS CALL: Senator Peter Welch, Rep. Jan Schakowsky Join Protect Our Care to Discuss the GOP’s Ongoing Threats to Medicaid

By April 26, 2023No Comments


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