- Piedmont Rising
North Carolina U.S. Senators Remain Silent on Proposal to Cut Medicaid Funding
Updated: Mar 2, 2020
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.”