FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2017
Contact: Amanda Marr, 202-508-1219, amarr@leadingage.org


LeadingAge Responds to Senate Repeal and Replace Legislation

Statement from Katie Smith Sloan, LeadingAge President & CEO:

“LeadingAge continues to strongly oppose the fundamental changes to the Medicaid program made by both the House and Senate legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Medicaid is not just for poor people. It is the way middle-class families pay for long-term services and supports. The Senate bill actually cuts funding for Medicaid even more deeply than the House bill in the long run due to a lower annual growth rate.

These cuts and caps on Medicaid have the potential to hurt every American family.”


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