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Hoyer Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Senior Issues

BOWIE, MD – This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) hosted a roundtable discussion with representatives from organizations across Prince George’s County to learn more about the county’s Dementia Friendly America Initiative. The group also discussed the devastating impact Republican budget cuts would have on seniors in our community, and the impact that Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act would have on seniors in the Fifth District.

“I want to thank Bowie Mayor Fred Robinson and representatives from a wide range of organizations serving seniors in Prince George’s County for joining me today to discuss the impact that Republican budget cuts and attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act would have on seniors in our county,” said Congressman Hoyer. “I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Prince George’s County’s Dementia Friendly America Initiative, an excellent partnership between federal, state, and local organizations that seeks to empower those with dementia to remain connected to their communities.”

“For months, President Trump and Republicans in Congress have sought to institute substantial cuts to programs serving seniors across the country, including many in the Fifth District, including billions of dollars of cuts to Medicaid and community services block grants which provide support to our seniors,” continued Congressman Hoyer. “Additionally, recent Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act would impose an age tax on older Americans and allow insurers to once again impose annual and lifetime coverage limits, which would disproportionately harm seniors. Instead of cutting programs that impact the lives of seniors in our communities, Congress ought to work to expand initiatives like the one in Prince George’s County. I thank everyone who participated in today’s important discussion.”