I’m a nurse. And I’m terrified of what Republicans are planning to do to Medicaid.

Republicans are proposing to repeal healthcare and gut Medicaid, a scary proposition for Rita Lewis, a public health nurse and member of our union.

When she was in nursing school, she relied on Medicaid to cover the prenatal care and deliveries of her two children and worries for the countless patients she’s cared for in her 25 years of nursing, “I know firsthand that seniors, children, veterans, and individuals with disabilities could not gain a foothold on a healthy life without it.”

This is why today, a group of nurses are in Washington asking critical questions to make sure any replacement proposal maintains healthcare coverage and protections while keeping care affordable for all Americans.

Click here to read Rita’s op-ed in the Washington Post