Sen. Carper holding health care round-table discussion with patient advocates

GEORGETOWN – U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) will hold a round-table discussion with representatives from patient advocate groups in Delaware to discuss the “devastating” impacts of Senate Republicans’ latest health care bill Monday, July 10.

The session will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, Georgetown.

U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper

Sen. Carper addressed the topic of health care July 5 as an invited speaker at the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce economic development luncheon.

Last month, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the bill, projecting that 22 million Americans would lose insurance coverage by 2026, including nearly 60,000 Delawareans. Under the Senate bill, Americans, especially older adults, middle and low-income families, will face unaffordable premiums and deductibles.

The Senate bill also cuts Medicaid by more than $750 billion, which would take $2 billion out of Delaware’s budget over the next decade and severely impact nursing homes, veterans and many who rely on access to opioid addiction treatment.

Representatives from the following groups will participate: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Autism Delaware, AtTAcK addiction, CHEER Center, National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware, American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association.

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