By Eric Mitchell
Last week, the 115th Congress was sworn in and immediately introduced a budget resolution that will repeal the Medicaid expansion component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Repealing parts of the ACA without immediately replacing it will hurt our nation’s ability to end hunger by 2030.
Call your senators today at (800-826-3688). Tell your U.S. senators to make ending hunger by 2030 a priority and to vote NO on any legislation that includes repealing the expansion of Medicaid without a responsible alternative in place.
In the 32 states that have expanded Medicaid, over 16 million low-income people have received access to health care coverage. These are individuals who before would have had to choose between their medicine and their food. Repealing the expansion of Medicaid without a viable replacement will hurt millions of children and families, and will increase hunger and poverty for many low-income Americans.
Eliminating health care for millions of Americans is a mistake! Make your call right now and tell your senators to be responsible with America’s health care system. Learn more about the fast-track procedures the 115th Congress could use to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Eric Mitchell is the director of government relations at Bread for the World.