Search
  • Piedmont Rising

North Carolina U.S. Senators Remain Silent on Proposal to Cut Medicaid Funding

Updated: Mar 2

Block grant proposal is nothing more than a backdoor cut to Medicaid


Raleigh, N.C. – Yesterday, the House passed a resolution disapproving of proposed cuts to Medicaid through the Trump administration’s new, immoral block-grant scheme.


This proposal will slash Medicaid and put health care for the most vulnerable North Carolinians on the chopping block, marking the latest in the ongoing Republican attacks—supported by both Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr—to undermine our health care. This proposal would put the health care of the over 1.7 million North Carolinians on Medicaid at risk.


Casey Wilkinson, Executive Director of Piedmont Rising released the following statement in response:


“The goal of this proposal is clear: to reduce access to health care for millions of low-income Americans, including access to affordable prescription drugs. We have to work to elevate our champions and hold lawmakers who are unwilling to defend health care to account. And, we must use this fight to continue to tell our health care stories, to strengthen public demand for comprehensive, affordable health care.”


PRESS CONTACT:

Jessica Coscia

jessica@piedmontrising.org


###

13 views

Recent Posts

See All
Contact Us
Connect with us
SUBSCRIBE

© 2019 by Piedmont Rising. Read our privacy policy.

 

Paid for by Piedmont Rising, www.piedmontrising.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

Piedmont Rising is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation. All contributions received will be used to further the mission of Piedmont Rising, which is to educate and engage the public and advocate for public policy issues in order to promote social welfare, consistent with section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.​ Piedmont Rising intends to make communications expressly advocating the election or defeat of candidates for federal office. Please note that Piedmont Rising may be required to disclose the name, address, employer, occupation, and amount contributed by its donors on reports filed with the Federal Election Commission required for such communications. 

 

Contributions or gifts to Piedmont Rising are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions or as business expenses under IRC Section 162(e). Financial and other information about Piedmont Rising’s purpose, programs, and activities can be obtained by writing to Piedmont Rising, 311 New Bern Ave, PO Box 26628, Raleigh, NC 27611, or by calling (919) 410-8415. For purposes of North Carolina, Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (888) 830-4989 or (919) 807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon