HAPPENING TODAY: Leader Pelosi, Dems Visit Children’s Hospital and Release New State Reports on Disastrous Effects of GOP Healthcare Bill on Children with Disabilities
HAPPENING TODAY: Leader Pelosi, Dems Visit Children’s Hospital and Release New State Reports on Disastrous Effects of GOP
Healthcare Bill on Children with Disabilities
Washington, DC (June 26, 2017)—Today, Democratic Members of Congress will hold a media availability after they tour Children’s National Medical Center and meet with patients and their families. More than half of the patients at Children’s National are on Medicaid.
The event will coincide with new reports prepared by the Democratic staff of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform detailing the disastrous state-specific impact that Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicaid funding would have on children with severe disabilities and special health care needs—44% of whom rely on Medicaid for their care.
The delegation will also meet with hospital administrators to learn how they care for this vulnerable population.
The Senate is slated to vote on the Republicans’ healthcare legislation as soon as this week.
WHO: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Congressman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.)
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)
Marta Conner, a mother whose daughter has Rett syndrome and relies on Medicaid
Additional Members TBD
WHEN: June 27, 2017
TIME: 12: 30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Across the street from Children’s National Medical Center
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010
See attached photo for the Press Conference Staging Area
Tour is closed press. Members will address the press immediately after the tour concludes.