July 26, 2017

Senator Hassan Delivers Remarks on Senate Floor in Support of Measure to Protect Health Care for Individuals with Disabilities

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WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor in support of a measure authored by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) to protect health care and critical services for individuals with disabilities. Senator Hassan also highlighted the harmful impact that Republicans’ health care legislation would have on individuals with disabilities to live independently in their communities.

“Today, as Senator Casey noted, we celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, recognizing the enormous contributions that Americans who experience disabilities have made in communities in New Hampshire and across our nation,” Senator Hassan said on the Senate floor. “Unfortunately, Senate Republicans are proposing massive cuts to traditional Medicaid, which threaten the support that individuals who experience disabilities need to thrive in their homes, their schools, and their communities.”

Senator Hassan added, “I urge my colleagues to vote in favor of Senator Casey’s amendment, and make clear that individuals with disabilities deserve the right to receive the support they need at home, at school, and in their communities so they can be free and thrive.”