FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 28, 2023
ND Democratic-NPL Statement on the 58th Anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare
Fargo, ND – Sunday, July 30, 2023, marks the 58th anniversary of the Medicare and Medicaid Act. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed it into law, enacting it under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act.
North Dakota Democratic-NPL Chair Adam Goldwyn remarked, “Medicare and Medicaid have been helping Americans get the health care they need for 58 years, but the future of these lifesaving programs is on the line in 2024. President Biden and Vice President Harris have fought tirelessly to bring down healthcare costs for North Dakotans by strengthening Medicare, capping the cost of insulin and other prescription drugs, expanding access to Medicaid, and lowering healthcare premiums for Americans across the country.
But Republican lawmakers are doing their best to take away your health care by sabotaging these programs and repealing cost-saving provisions. This would devastate North Dakota families, but Kelly Armstrong and Kevin Cramer don’t care. They would rather continue to play games with your health and pocket big donation checks from Big Pharma and health insurance companies. That is why it is critical that we re-elect President Biden and Vice President Harris and elect Democrats up and down the ballot to safeguard North Dakotan’s access to the care they need.”