CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–May 30, 2017. Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky visited the Armond King High Rise for seniors and the disabled in Skokie and toured the Advocate Children’s Hospital Ronald McDonald Care Mobile – two fantastic programs whose funding is directly threatened by President Trump’s proposed budget and the Republican plot to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. After her visits, Rep. Schakowsky released the following statement:
“I greatly enjoyed touring the Armond King Apartments and Advocate Children’s Hospital’s Care Mobile today. Both are excellent models for how government funding benefits children, seniors, and the disabled. I am proud to see these examples at work in my district, and thank the hard-working women and men who invited me to see first-hand the great work they do to provide health care and housing.
“Unfortunately, President Trump’s first full budget outline targets and threatens programs like these, instead of using them as models. His budget cuts grant programs and investment partnerships that would mean fewer affordable homes being built and less help for Americans struggling to afford a place to live. His cruel and immoral budget would mean that 23 million Americans lose their health insurance, including 13 million who are currently on Medicaid. It would also cut the Medicaid program by $1.3 trillion. That would mean that the Care Mobile would see the number of children and families who need their service increase significantly, while facing a sharp drop in funding.
“Budgets are about priorities. Last week we saw what the President’s priorities are: tax cuts for the rich at the expense of housing and health care for everyone else. Today I saw two shining examples of a different set of priorities – a government providing a basic standard of living, that invests in job-creation in our communities, and that provides opportunities for all Americans.”