Fact Sheet
May 2017

Cutting Medicaid Would Hurt Veterans

Efforts in Congress to cut Medicaid jeopardize a critical source of health coverage for veterans. Approximately 1.75 million veterans—nearly 1 in 10—have Medicaid as a source of coverage.

March 9, 2018

Repealing Essential Health Benefits Will Leave People with Preexisting Conditions Unprotected

 Members of Congress and the Trump Administration have frequently proposed measures that would eliminate or undermine essential health benefits (EHBs) established by the Affordable Care Act.

This means getting rid of a core protection for people with pre-existing conditions. And it would have devastating consequences for millions of people. 

Weakening or eliminating the EHB requirements would leave millions without any affordable health care options, forcing them to pay out of pocket for needed care or go without care all together.


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