Hold Congress Responsible: Protect Federally Funded Programs
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President Trump's budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year includes over a $3 trillion cut to basic needs programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP/food stamps, assistance for people with disabilities, home heating and cooling assistance, housing aid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, college work-study, and many other services that help low-income people.
The budget proposal would allow states to deny low-income adults access to Medicaid coverage if they are not working or participating in work-related activities. Imposing such “work requirements” severely undermines access to care by instituting unnecessary obstacles that make it more difficult to obtain care. Currently, 8 out of 10 Medicaid recipients are in working families or are working themselves so this is an unnecessary change.
The most vulnerable individuals must be protected and secure in their housing by assuring that they maintain affordable, quality, and comprehensive care through programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, and SNAP/food stamps. Making it difficult to obtain a basic need such as healthcare contributes to the cycle of poverty and homelessness.