Why TrumpCare’s decimation of Medicaid will harm those with disabilitiesAugust 07, 2017
I joined my colleagues in the Senate and disability rights advocates from across the country to send a very simple message to President Trump: In the United States of America, everybody counts and no one should be left behind. Over 70 million Americans rely on Medicaid’s vital services that extend opportunity and healthy living, especially to the 15 million Americans with disabilities. Trumpcare—also known as "wealthcare”—slashes Medicaid and at the same time provides a huge windfall tax break to insurance companies and the wealthiest people in America. In fact, today's CBO report shows that the most recent version further increases the whopping tax cut to the very wealthy. Caring for all Americans shouldn’t be a partisan issue, and our President should highlight the remarkable contributions that Americans with disabilities have made to society—not mock, belittle, and attempt to defund critical legislation that helps make America more inclusive.