Ruppersberger to Attend Medicaid Town Hall
(Timonium, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) on Thursday will be joined by Senator Chris Van Hollen at a town hall to hear from constituents who have benefitted from Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. These programs cover 74 million low-income children, pregnant women, adults, seniors and people with disabilities, including nearly 1.3 million Marylanders.
The House of Representatives earlier this year passed healthcare reform legislation that would have completely restructured Medicaid, leaving thousands without coverage. Deep cuts have also been proposed in the 2018 budget resolution.
“These programs help American families every day and it’s their stories that will, hopefully, force my colleagues in Congress with different priorities to think twice,” Congressman Ruppersberger said. “These programs save lives and it’s our responsibility to protect them.”
A caseworker from Congressman Ruppersberger’s office who specializes in Medicaid and Medicare will be present to assist Second District constituents. The forum, which is open to the public, is sponsored by leading Maryland health organizations including the Baltimore County Department of Health, Health Care For All, MedChi, Health Care For the Homeless, NAACP, 1199 SEIU, HealthCare Access Maryland and Pew Charitable Trusts.
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger
Senator Chris Van Hollen
Maryland Healthcare Organizations
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Ateaze Senior Center
7401 Holabird Avenue