***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 20 AT 3 PM ET***
Washington, DC – On Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 3:00 PM ET, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, and Joan Alker with the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy will join Protect Our Care for a press conference to discuss Republicans’ radical plan to take health care away from millions. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced the Republican plan to hold the U.S. economy hostage to draconian 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 people with disabilities, people with mental health and substance use disorders, children, pregnant women, seniors in nursing homes, rural Americans, 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 Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Representative James E. Clyburn (D-SC-06)
Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families, Research Professor at the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy
Leslie Dach, Chair, Protect Our Care
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHERE: Register for the Event Here.
WHEN: Thursday, April 20 at 3:00 PM ET