PRESS CALL: U.S Representatives Castor, Allred to Call on Governors to Protect Children and Families as Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement Ends
***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, MARCH 27 AT 10:00 AM ET***
Washington, DC – On Monday, March 27, 2023, at 10 AM ET, U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor and Colin Allred will join Protect Our Care for a press conference to call on governors across the country to keep families in America covered as the requirement to keep people on Medicaid ends April 1. The speakers will talk about the responsibility governors have to use their authority and resources to ensure children and families counting on Medicaid do not lose coverage due to burdensome paperwork and bureaucratic red tape.
Congress passed legislation at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect access to Medicaid by ensuring no one could be disenrolled during the public health emergency. This provision has helped secure the lowest level of uninsured Americans ever. An estimated 15 million people could potentially lose coverage, disproportionately affecting people of color and children. It is especially important to keep families covered in all the states where leaders continue to reject Medicaid expansion, including Florida and Texas. The Biden-Harris administration has committed to expanding access to care and providing guidance to states to assess eligibility in a way that will minimize coverage losses, particularly for children, people of color, people with disabilities, and others who rely on the Medicaid program for their health care.
U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL-14)
U.S. Representative Colin Allred (D-TX-32)
Leslie Dach, Founder and Chair, Protect Our Care
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHERE: Register for the Event Here.
WHEN: Monday, March 27 at 10 AM ET