Thursday, July 20, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rachel Kerestes
Congressional Budget Office confirms Senate 'Repeal-and-Delay' bill
will cause 32 Million Americans to Lose Coverage
WASHINGTON—In a statement issued today, Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO of Lutheran Services in America, urges the Senate to reject the 'Repeal-and-Delay' bill:
"The Congressional Budget Office confirms that the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017 would strip coverage from 32 million Americans—including 19 million who rely on Medicaid.
“Medicaid provides health care and long term services and supports to 74 million Americans. Two-thirds of seniors in nursing homes, 39 percent of American children and over 10 million people with disabilities rely on the program. Stripping coverage away from the most vulnerable Americans will have serious impacts not just on those who lose coverage, but on working class and middle class families.
“We urge Senators to reject the 'repeal-and-delay' bill."
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.