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Congressman Richard Neal

Representing the 1st District of Massachusetts


Neal Statement on the Trump Administration’s Proposed Attack on Children’s Health Insurance

May 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after President Trump sent Congress a rescissions package that cuts $7 billion of funding from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP):


“In order to shower benefits on the well-off and well-connected, President Trump and congressional Republicans want to slash funding for a program that provides health care to children in middle-class and low-income families. Tax cuts don’t pay for themselves, and Republicans’ most recent $2.3 trillion gift to their wealthy donors is no exception. Now, on top of saddling the next generation with crushing debt, the GOP is making it harder for millions of kids to get the health care they need.


“Democrats understand that health insurance costs are a significant financial burden for families. We’re looking for ways to make health care more affordable and accessible, not more expensive and less available.”