Senate Vote to Proceed Puts Children, Seniors and People with Disabilities at Risk

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Lutheran Services in America Urges Senators to Vote No on the Underlying Health Care Bills
WASHINGTON—In a statement issued today, Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO of Lutheran Services in America, urges Senators to vote no on harmful health care bills:
"The Senate is poised to consider legislation that would strip health care coverage from millions of Americans a nd make irreversible cuts and structural changes to the Medicaid program.
"These changes would put the most vulnerable Americans—seniors, children and people with disabilities at risk. 
"Lutheran Services in America continues to urge Senators to vote no on any legislation that cuts or restructures Medicaid, increases the number of uninsured, makes health coverage less affordable or weakens protections for people with pre-existing conditions."
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.

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