Cantwell Statement on President Trump’s Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement following President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress:

“President Trump’s call for ‘flexibility’ sounds a lot like the Paul Ryan plan on Medicaid. Capping Medicaid would take health care from millions, kill jobs and local economies, shutter hospitals and clinics, and shift billions of dollars in costs to states and local governments. We need to continue innovating in health care to drive better care at lower cost – not cut, cap, and block grant Medicaid. I will continue fighting to protect health care access and bring costs down for working Washingtonians and for all Americans.”