VoteVets Statement on Trump Medicaid Decision

“This administration has now officially declared war on veterans in need.”

Washington, DC – Plans were unveiled today by Donald Trump, to allow states to begin denying Medicaid to people and their families who are facing hard times and unemployment.  

Iraq War Veteran and Director of Government Relations for VoteVets, Will Fischer, released the following statement, in reaction:

“This administration has now officially declared war on veterans in need.  There are 1.75 million, or one-out-of-ten, veterans who rely on Medicaid for health care – countless numbers of them on the program because they are facing hard times and are unemployed.  Hundreds of thousands of them have no other form of health care. Scheming a way to tear health care away from them and their families is saying that these people who put their lives on the line for America aren’t worth our money.  No decent person, let alone a patriot, would even consider issuing such guidance.”

 For a full report on veterans who use Medicaid, click here:  http://familiesusa.org/product/cutting-medicaid-would-hurt-veterans

Founded in 2006, and backed by over 500,000 supporters, the mission of VoteVets.org is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home. VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans’ interests in their day-to-day lives. VoteVets.org is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world – with force when necessary – to protect America. While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.