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KEY VOTE ALERT: Rep. Riggleman Votes to Cut Health Benefits For 1.2 Million Virginians Who Rely On Medicaid 

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KEY VOTE ALERT: Rep. Riggleman Votes to Cut Health Benefits For 1.2 Million Virginians Who Rely On Medicaid 

Today, Congressman Denver Riggleman voted in support of President Trump’s proposed rule to allow states to turn Medicaid into block grants, a move likely to limit coverage and cut medical access for 1.2 million Virginians who get their health coverage through Medicaid.

This is a pattern for Congressman Riggleman. Last year, he voted against bipartisan legislation to lower prescription drug costs, supported a lawsuit to repeal protections for Virginians with pre-existing conditions, and failed to take action as Trump proposed cutting Medicare.

“Congressman Riggleman’s vote today is irresponsible, dangerous, and just the latest in the longstanding assault Republicans have launched on Virginians’ health care,” said DCCC spokesperson Sarah Guggenheimer. “Over the past year, voters in Virginia have watched Riggleman vote in support of a lawsuit to rip away protections for pre-existing conditions, vote against lowering prescription drug costs, and refuse to challenge Trump’s proposed Medicare cuts, all while special interests reap record profits. With this record, Riggleman will have to answer to Virginia voters why he has worked so hard to stand with Washington special interests and take away their health care.”

In January of 2019, Riggleman voted against the House of Representatives defending the federal health law protecting Virginians 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, Riggleman voted against H.R. 3, legislation that the non-partisan CBO reported the bill 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 Congressman Riggleman, whose record of attacking Virginians’ health care grows every week.