Thursday, July 20, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rachel Kerestes
Lutheran Services in America Continues its Opposition to Medicaid Cuts and Caps
in the Revised Better Care Reconciliation Act
WASHINGTON—In a statement issued today, Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO of Lutheran Services in America, urges the Senate to reject the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act:
"The latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) does not fix the previous versions of the bill's problems with respect to Medicaid cuts and caps.
"According to the Congressional Budget Office, the BCRA will result in 22 million Americans losing health insurance by 2026. The BCRA will also reduce Medicaid spending by 26 percent over the next decade.
“The Medicaid cuts and caps in the bill strike at care that is essential to the most vulnerable Americans—seniors, children and people with disabilities.
“We urge Senators to reject the BCRA."
Lutheran Services in America is the national network of Lutheran social ministry organizations—connecting over 300 health and human services nonprofit service providers located throughout the country. With over $21 billion in annual revenue and over 250,000 employees, Lutheran Services in America is one of largest nonprofit organizations in the United States. Together the network lifts up the nation’s most vulnerable people from children to seniors—making a difference in the lives of one in 50 Americans every year.