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Trump's New Attack on Medicaid Could Harm Millions


On Thursday, Jan. 30, the Trump administration announced new guidance that could gut access to Medicaid, which provides health care to over 70 million low income adults and children. The rules encourage states to create Medicaid block grants, which will cap and eventually choke funding for the essential program, resulting in life-or-death consequences for millions.

Community Change President Dorian Warren said:

"This is a dangerous and deliberate plan that will bring unnecessary harm to far too many people struggling to make ends meet. Too many people are faced with the impossible choice to put food on the table or go to the doctor and Medicaid is an essential lifeline for them.

We as a country are better than this. We should be expanding Medicaid and focusing on ensuring every child and every person has the resources to thrive, not cutting off essential programs as Trump continues to do. Health care is a right and we will keep fighting to make sure it's accessible and affordable for all people, no exceptions."

The mission of the Center for Community Change is to develop the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better.