DNC Chair, Local Democrats Hit Trump for Broken Health Care Promises to AAPI Community
February 28, 2020
Today in Detroit, DNC Chair Tom Perez joined local Democrats and community leaders to highlight Donald Trump’s broken promises on health care to the AAPI community, including the proposed cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security programs included in his FY2021 budget.
As the Wall Street Journal reported today, the AAPI community is the “fastest-growing racial group in the U.S.”, and in Michigan it includes 3.8% of the state’s voting eligible population.
After the event, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:
“Donald Trump’s real health care agenda is crystal clear: his proposed budget slashes funding for earned benefits like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security programs, his administration has filed lawsuits to attack critical protections for people with preexisting conditions, and he has blocked Democratic efforts to bring down the costs of prescription drugs. For the AAPI community, these attacks attempt to roll back the meaningful progress that the ACA made in reducing health care disparities. Trump has broken promise after promise to Michiganders about health care, and it will cost him in November when he loses Michigan and the White House.”
Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes:
“Donald Trump has broken his promises to preserve and expand health care coverage, instead working to repeal the ACA, slash Medicare and Medicaid, and strip health care from millions. The Michigan Democratic Party is working tirelessly to hold him accountable for his attacks and ensure every voter knows that this year, health care is on the ballot. We’re going to put knuckles on the doors and boots on the ground in every community throughout our state and turn Michigan blue.”