STENDER: PROCLAMATIONS DO NOT PROVIDE HEALTH CARE TO WOMEN, SENIORS & WORKING FAMILIES

Notes Governor’s Burlington County Visit Comes After Two Burlington Clinics for Women’s Health Care Closed After State Funding Cuts

(22nd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT) – Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset) released the following statement on Monday:

“Nothing epitomizes the governor’s out-of-touch, let-them-eat-cake attitude than his signing a proclamation on health centers after he’s spent 20 months restricting access to health care for women, senior and disabled citizens and working families.
“In fact, the governor’s visit to Burlington County to sign a proclamation comes after family planning centers in Westhampton and Brown Mills closed after the governor’s budget cuts. I’m sure local residents would rather have those centers than a proclamation.
“Proclamations are nice, but they do absolutely nothing to provide health care to working class New Jerseyans bearing the burden of the governor’s health care cuts.
“Whether it be eliminating funding for women’s health care, new co-payments, cutting back on adult medical day care, freezing FamilyCare for adults or slashing Medicaid and help for nursing homes, this governor has made clear he is not committed to ensuring access to health care for working class residents.
“Seniors and working class families who have lost access to health care under this governor know a proclamation will do nothing to change their worry.”