For Immediate Release
Republican Budget: Waging War on Women State by State
Women Across the Country Hurt by GOP Plans to End Medicare As We Know It
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, House Republicans voted to pass the Ryan budget that would end Medicare as we know it and shred the social safety net for older Americans, who are disproportionately women. The budget passed the House by a vote or 228 to 191 and will move to the Senate where Democrats will fight to defeat it.
“It turns out that Republicans aren’t content to just restrict access to birth control and reproductive health,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Today they proved they learned nothing from their budget debacle of last year – once again they’re threatening the ability of women all over America to keep themselves healthy as they get older. From cradle to grave, Republicans are waging a war on women’s health care. But women are watching and they’re getting energized. In November they’ll have the chance to send these folks packing and replace them with Democratic women who will put women and families first for a change.”
Women Under Threat: Female Medicare Beneficiaries Impacted By Ryan Budget
The Ryan budget would end Medicare as we know it starting in 2023 – meaning women in the workforce who are 54 today would be impacted the first year of implementation.
State by state the numbers of women affected will grow as follows:
Ten years after implementation the number of women without Medicare as we know it grows significantly:
Twenty years after implementation many states have hundreds of thousands of women 65 and older affected:
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY’s List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 1,000,000 members across the country, EMILY’s List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List has worked to elect 87 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY’s List had the largest number of members and donors in our 27 year history.