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Press Release

APIAHF Condemns House Republican Budget Proposal and Attacks on Health Reform

March 21, 2012

Washington, D.C. -- Yesterday, Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the House Budget Committee, released an FY 2013 budget proposal that would repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), make major changes to the Medicare program and substantially cut funding to public safety-net programs like Medicaid, resulting in disastrous consequences for seniors, low-income families and communities of color.

"Unfortunately, Chairman Ryan's budget is just a continuation of the attacks on the ACA," said Kathy Lim Ko, APIAHF president and CEO. "While communities from around the nation celebrate the success of the ACA and the law's second anniversary this week, Ryan proposes to take away insurance coverage for millions of low- and moderate-income Americans."

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