FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2023
CONTACT: Jack Cardinal, (781) 960-5208, jcardinal@ccc21088
(Boston, MA) — Just days after going to Wall Street to deliver a message that he wants to protect tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, Speaker McCarthy and House Republicans passed a bill that would make everyone else pay for it by gutting Medicaid and jeopardizing coverage for over 10 million people.
Statement from Emily Stewart, Executive Director of Community Catalyst
“This bill is shameful and dangerous. House Republicans would rather take health care away from taxpayers than make the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share.
“Congress should not be balancing the federal budget at the cost of health care for older adults, people with disabilities, children, and people with low-incomes.
“Taking health care away from people should never be a political bargaining chip. With the cost of everything from eggs to prescription drugs rising, we should be making Medicaid more accessible to those who need it most, not more difficult. Congress should fulfill its constitutional responsibility and raise the debt ceiling with absolutely no cuts to Medicaid.
“Republicans raised the debt ceiling three times under Donald Trump. They should do so again without delay and without these shameful and dangerous stunts.”
About Community Catalyst:
Community Catalyst is a leading non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for race equity and health justice. We partner with local, state and national advocates to leverage and build power so all people can influence decisions that affect their health. Health systems will not be accountable to people without a fully engaged and organized community voice. That’s why we work every day to ensure people’s interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and health care are made: in communities, state houses and on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit http://www.communitycatalyst.org. Follow us on Twitter @CommCatHealth.