Statement on new CBO estimate that GOP health bill cuts Medicaid by 35% over 20 yrs

June 30, 2017By robertMedia Release, News, Press Release

(BISMARCK, ND) – In response to a new CBO estimate showing the Senate health care bill would cut Medicaid by 35 percent over the next two decades, Democratic-NPL executive director Robert Haider issued the following statement: “Just last month, Senator Hoeven said, ‘any reforms made to the Medicaid program should work for states, providers and those who rely on … Read More

CBO confirms: Senate health care bill just as cruel as House version

June 29, 2017By robertMedia Release, News, Press Release 1 Comment

22 million lose health coverage; $770 billion cut from Medicaid; premiums for moderate-income 64 y/o increase from $6,800 to $20,500   (BISMARCK, ND) – The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office today released its official analysis of the Senate Republican health care bill, showing that the legislation is just as cruel, if not crueler, than the version passed by the … Read More

Sen. Hoeven hides from his party’s cruel health care bill; Rep. Cramer lies about it

June 27, 2017By robertMedia Release, News, Press Release

(BISMARCK, ND) – Senator John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer are each responding in their own way to yesterday’s report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office showing just how cruel the Republican health care plan really is: Hoeven has gone into hiding, and Cramer has decided to simply lie about it. Following the CBO report, Senator Hoeven, in … Read More

Kevin Cramer’s ‘Rescue Mission’: Tax cuts for the rich, paid for by gutting health care for working families

June 26, 2017By robertMedia Release, News, Press Release

(BISMARCK, ND) – Congressman Kevin Cramer calls the Republican health care plan he helped author “a rescue mission.” He’s right, in one sense: Cramer’s bill would rescue wealthy individuals and special interests by giving them huge tax breaks paid for by gutting health coverage for working North Dakotans.  According to the Fargo Forum, the Republican health care bill that … Read More

Senate Republicans’ so-called ‘health care’ bill imposes even deeper cuts to Medicaid, cuts taxes for the wealthy

June 22, 2017By robertMedia Release, News, Press Release

(BISMARCK, ND) – Today, Senate Republicans finally released the full text of their health care legislation, which was drafted behind closed doors in a highly secretive process without allowing public hearings. Here’s what the bill’s details reveal: Imposes even deeper cuts to Medicaid – The bill would impose even deeper cuts to Medicaid than the … Read More