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Bob Casey, 14 other senators call on Price ‘to stop misleading the public’ on Trump budget and AHCA

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and 14 other senators wrote a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price calling on him “to stop misleading the public about the negative impacts of President Trump’s budget and the Republican Healthcare Plan on Medicaid protections.”
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and 14 other senators wrote a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price calling on him “to stop misleading the public about the negative impacts of President Trump’s budget and the Republican Healthcare Plan on Medicaid protections.” AP file photo

A group of U.S. senators wrote to Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.

It calls on him “to stop misleading the public about the negative impacts of President Trump’s budget and the Republican Health Care Plan on Medicaid protections,” according to a press release from the office of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.

Fifteen senators signed the letter, including Casey; Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; Al Franken, D-Minn.; and Cory Booker, D-N.J.

“We are alarmed by the repeated false statements you have made regarding the American Health Care Act, particularly related to the effect that it would have on millions of vulnerable Americans who rely on Medicaid for their coverage or to cover the health care services delivered to a family member,” the senators wrote.

According to the press release, the AHCA would strip Medicaid protections from 14 million Americans, despite Price’s claim that “there are no cuts to the Medicaid program.”

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