NEW VIDEO: DNC & Louisiana Democratic Party Highlight Krista’s Story and Impact of Republican Repeal
July 11, 2017
Today, the Democratic National Committee and the Louisiana Democratic Party are releasing a new video called “Krista’s Fight for Medicaid,” which highlights the story of Krista – a single mother from Louisiana, who would experience firsthand the damaging effects of the Republican health care repeal bill. The Senate Republican repeal bill would strip access to quality and affordable coverage away from 22 million Americans and gut Medicaid, which families across the country depend on every day. Under Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana benefited from the expansion of Medicaid but the Republican bill would jeopardize coverage for more than 433,000 people, affecting families like Krista’s and putting children’s health at risk.
“The Republican repeal bill is unconscionably cruel and hurts families like Krista’s who are working tirelessly to provide for their families. Our elected leaders should be doing everything possible to ensure that more people have access to affordable coverage – not less,” said DNC Deputy Communications Director Sabrina Singh. “Democrats will continue to stand by Krista and others who believe that health care is a right, not a privilege, and we will continue to fight each day until that becomes a reality for every American.”
Watch Krista’s story here.