July 02,2018

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Taylor Harvey, Office of Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Wyden Statement on Court Ruling on Harmful State Medicaid Waivers

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued a statement following a decision in U.S. District court to block Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver, approved by the Trump administration, which contains policies that make it harder for Americans to get health care:

“Today’s decision is good news for Americans who think health care is a right, not a prize to be won after enduring piles of bureaucratic busy work designed to make life harder for people already walking an economic tightrope,” Wyden said. “This ruling is an important moment that shows the Trump administration does not have the authority to arbitrarily decide which Americans deserve health care.”