Battle Born Progress | Lifetime Limits Threatens the Care for our Most Vulnerable
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Lifetime Limits Threatens the Care for our Most Vulnerable

For Immediate Release: February 7, 2018

Contact: Natalie Hernandez, nhernandez@battlebornprogress.org

 

Over 90,000 in Mark Amodei’s District in Danger of Losing Coverage if Trump proposal to set lifetime limits on Medicaid

RENO— 90,065 Nevadans in Congressional District 2 are in danger of losing their coverage if they hit the Medicaid lifetime limit. Lifetime limits on Medicaid is the latest salvo in the Republican war on health care. The Trump Administration’s proposal to put lifetime limits on people’s care through Medicaid is the latest example of the Republican war on health care.

Last year, House Republicans voted to cut Medicaid by $839 billion, or 25 percent, and converted the program into a “per capita cap”, thus ending the guaranteed coverage for everyone who has it. Since it did not become law, they are at it again by proposing lifetime limits for people with Medicaid coverage. Roughly 1 in 5 Americans, or 77 million people, rely on Medicaid for their health care. Medicaid serves mostly seniors living in nursing homes or receive other long-term care, children, and people with disabilities.

Battle Born Progress Northern Nevada Organizer, Natalie Hernandez had this to say about our representatives’ continued inability to defend their constituents’ health care, This latest attack on our healthcare threatens the well being and health of millions of Americans. Elected officials, like Congressman Mark Amodei and Senator Dean Heller, whom we voted in and trusted to stand with their constituents and who promised that none of their constituents would lose their coverage need to be held accountable for this plan. We call on Amodei and Heller to think about the thousands across Nevada whose lives will be at risk if they continue to go along with the Trump Administration.”

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