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Yarmuth Statement on Federal Approval of Gov. Bevin's Dangerous Medicaid Waiver

LOUISVILLE – Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-03) issued the statement below following the Trump Administration’s approval of Governor Matt Bevin’s Medicaid waiver that would limit access to preventive care, impose misguided work requirements, and end health care coverage for tens of thousands of Kentuckians.

“By approving Governor Bevin’s dangerous and irresponsible Medicaid waiver the Trump administration has agreed to end health coverage for 95,000 Kentuckians. During the campaign, Bevin pledged to end Kentucky’s highly successful Medicaid expansion, but as governor, he did not have the courage to do it. Instead he is sabotaging it by raising premiums for families who can’t afford them and creating new barriers to coverage that will—by the Governor’s own admission—force tens of thousands of Kentuckians to lose access to life-saving health care. Make no mistake: people will die because of this. Thousands of Kentucky families will face financial ruin. Governor Bevin and President Trump are creating an entirely unnecessary crisis in our Commonwealth for entirely political reasons. It is an unconscionable attack on our state’s health, and I will continue to fight for every Kentuckian to get the health care they need and deserve.”

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