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  • CBC Chairman Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Allow States to Impose Work Requirements on Medicaid Recipients
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, #CBConHealthcare

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announcement of a new policy that will allow states – for the first time – to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. “Imposing work requirements on Medicaid recipients is counterproductive and most likely illegal. Medicaid recipients who are able to work are already working, and the law does ... Read more

  • CBC to Ryan: Reauthorize, Fully Fund CHIP, CHCs without Taking Funding from Other Programs that Help Children, Families
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, #CBConHealthcare

    Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan informing him that the caucus will only vote for a government spending bill that reauthorizes and fully funds the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers (CHCs) for five years and two years respectively without taking away funding from other programs that help children and families, such as those for vaccinations, youth suicide prevention, and substance abuse. “One day after givin... Read more

  • Statement from CBC Chairman on House Passage of “Morally Bankrupt” Republican Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Budget, Appropriations, and Tax, #CBConHealthcare

    Today, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement on the passage of the “morally bankrupt” Republican tax bill. Republicans passed the bill this afternoon by a vote of 227-205. “This tax bill reflects just how morally bankrupt the Republican Party has become. In order to pay for tax cuts for corporations and one percenters like President Trump, the bill eliminates middle-class tax breaks that help average Americans mak... Read more

  • Statement from CBC Chairman on Caucus Decision to Vote “No” on CHIP/CHC Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, #CBConHealthcare

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the CBC’s decision to vote “No” on the Republican reauthorization bill for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers (CHC): “The Congressional Black Caucus is a strong supporter of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Community Health Centers, and the other public health programs included in this bill. Howeve... Read more

  • Statement from the CBC Chairman on Senate Health Care Deal Reached Today
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, #CBConHealthcare

    Tonight, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in response to the announcement that a deal has been reached in the Senate concerning “cost-sharing reductions” (CSRs), which decrease out-of-pocket costs for lower-income people who buy their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges: “The CBC appreciates the bipartisan efforts to repair the damage that President Trump has done to the nation’... Read more

  • Letter to McConnell at ACA
    Posted in Letters on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, #CBConHealthcare

    A letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Affordable Care Act. Read more

  • CBC to Trump: Stop Trying to Undermine Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: #CBConHealthcare

    “Though a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has now passed the House, it has virtually no chance of passing the Senate in its current form...” WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), sent a letter to President Trump urging him to stop undermining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare.” Since President Trump took office, he has issued an executive order that allows federal agencies to disregard the ACA... Read more

  • Statement from CBC Chairman on Irresponsible Health Care and Tax Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: #CBConHealthcare

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in response to Congressional Republicans’ amended health care proposal and President Trump’s new tax proposal: Health Care Proposal “The Republican health care proposal is a $600 billion tax cut for insurance company executives that would take coverage away from millions of Americans. In addition, the proposal would eliminate essential benefits for Ame... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on CBO Score of Republican Healthcare Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: #CBConHealthcare

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the Republican healthcare bill: “The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office just confirmed that the Republican healthcare bill will be a disaster for the American people. It will strip 14 million Americans of their health insurance next year and leave 52 million Americans without health insurance by 2026. “The CBO projects ... Read more

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