WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-8) promoted a House floor speech he gave on July 6th about the opioid and addiction crisis in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, Congressman Gallagher doesn’t seem to get that actions speak much louder than words. In May, Gallagher voted for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would strip healthcare coverage for more than 50,000 people in his district, including 6,000 children.
“Rep. Mike Gallagher has voted to take away healthcare coverage for the Wisconsinites who need it most,” said Jeb Fain, Senior Communications Advisor for House Majority PAC. “Now, he is trying to play politics by using the opioid and addiction crisis to brush his terrible AHCA vote under the table. The AHCA makes it harder for people dealing with substance abuse to get the treatment they need. If Rep. Gallagher is serious about tackling this crisis then he shouldn’t have voted for severe cuts to Medicaid and instead, he should find commonsense solutions that expand affordable coverage.”