Monday, May 29, 2017
A Memorial Day message on Medicaid
By Max Brantley
on Mon, May 29, 2017 at 4:11 PM
Forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of all who fought to protect our freedoms and defend this country we love. pic.twitter.com/y7IQltbEz9
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 29, 2017
Organizations that support continuation of the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare note that roughly 1.75 million veterans rely on Medicaid for health coverage and would be imperiled by cuts in the program.
The number grew exponentially thanks to Obamacare, an 80 percent increase according to Families USA from 2013 to 2015. Those covered included 27,000 Arkansas veterans. Remember our Arkansas House delegation this Memorial Day for their vote to slash the program. They want to roll back the 80 percent increase in the number of veterans covered.