July 26, 2017

On 27th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, Senator Hassan Highlights Trumpcare’s Devastating Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

ADA Presser

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WASHINGTON – Today, on the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to highlight the devastating impact that Republicans’ health care proposals would have on individuals who experience disabilities.

“As we celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, it is critical that we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that individuals who experience disabilities are fully included in their communities - at home, in school, and at work,” Senator Hassan said. “Various Republican health care proposals that we have seen would strip health care away from millions of people and deal a major blow to people who experience disabilities, with massive cuts to Medicaid that would force states to choose between slashing benefits, reducing the number of people who can get care, or both. We cannot afford to go back to the days where we marginalize or don’t assist some of our most vulnerable people, and I will continue fighting to prevent Trumpcare from becoming law.”

Earlier this month, Senator Hassan visited Granite State Independent Living where she heard stories from individuals who experience disabilities about how Trumpcare’s reckless Medicaid cuts would jeopardize their ability to live independently in their community.

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