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TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Caring Across Generations
DATE: April 17, 2023
Speaker McCarthy’s attacks on Medicaid will harm millions
As your newsroom prepares to cover Speaker McCarthy’s speech this morning to Wall Street regarding the debt limit, please consider the below information that outlines how his proposals will harm millions of Americans.
Speaker McCarthy’s proposal of failed policy changes – including work requirements, likely in both Medicaid and SNAP – would:
No matter what Speaker McCarthy says, here is what you need to know about the importance of protecting Medicaid from any cuts and policy changes:
Medicaid is an essential program that 88 million Americans rely on for their health care, including 54 million seniors, children, and people with disabilities.
Speaker McCarthy is proposing taking life-sustaining programs away from people who do not meet his bureaucratic work requirements.
Work requirements don’t work.
Millions of Americans are already struggling to make ends meet. Instead of using the day before Tax Day to call on the ultra-rich and profitable corporations to pay their fair share, McCarthy’s plan prioritizes taking care away from everyday people.
You can find more information on voters’ opinions on the importance of protecting Medicaid in the polling results from Hart Research on behalf of Caring Across Generations.
Caring Across Generations is a national campaign of family caregivers, care workers, disabled people, and aging adults working to transform the way we care in this country so that care is accessible, affordable and equitable— and our systems of care enable everyone to live and age with dignity.
To achieve our vision, we transform cultural norms and narratives about aging, disability and care; win federal and state-level policies; and build power amongst the people touched by care. For more information, visit caringacross.org.