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Does Congressman Riggleman Support Trump’s Budget Cuts To ACA, Medicare & Medicaid?


From the DCCC:

Does Congressman Riggleman Support Trump’s Budget Cuts To ACA, Medicare & Medicaid?

Riggleman Has To Answer For “Millions of People Losing Coverage and Worsening Access to Care

Washington Republicans lost their majority because they backed President Trump and Mitch McConnell’s attacks on our health care. Now Congressman Denver Riggleman will have to answer for the role he plays in yet another Trump backed assault on working families’ health care.

Health care continues to be the number one priority for Americans, and instead of working to improve everyday families’ health care, President Trump’s budget proposes cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare and Medicaid jeopardizing health care for millions of seniors, working families and Americans with disabilities.

“Congressman Denver Riggleman owns this attack on Americans’ health care and he will have to answer for his fealty to President Trump after spending the last three years fighting to take away protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, voting against lowering drug prices and now, gutting Medicare and Medicaid,” said DCCC Spokesperson Sarah Guggenheimer. “Unfortunately for everyday Americans, there is no question that Washington Republicans will kowtow to Trump’s cuts to Americans’ health care instead of locating their spines and standing up for Americans whose health is on the line.”

In January of 2019, Congressman Riggleman voted against the House of Representatives defending the federal health law protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions. In June, he voted to continue to allow federal funds to be used to attack the Affordable Care Act.

In December, Congressman Riggleman voted against H.R. 3, legislation that the non-partisan CBO reported would save at least $480 billion for the American people and save a family of four approximately $1,920 per year.

The rising cost of health care is the top issue for voters heading into November, and polls show voters overwhelmingly trust Democrats over Trump to protect their health care.

That is increasingly a problem for Washington Republicans whose records of attacking working families’ health care grows every week.


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