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TODAY: Ahead of Atlanta Debate, Senator Rev. Warnock and Health Advocates to Call Out Republican Efforts to Take Away Georgians’ Health Care

By June 27, 2024No Comments

***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 27 AT 10:30 AM ET***

Georgians will Highlight How President Biden and Congressional Democrats Lowered Health Care and Rx Drug Costs, While Trump and Republicans Are Escalating Their Health Care Attacks 

Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, June 27 at 10:30 AM ET, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock and health advocates will join Protect Our Care Georgia, ahead of the first presidential debate of 2024, to call out Donald Trump and Republicans for their escalating attacks on health care for Georgians and people across America. As Donald Trump intensifies his threats to repeal the ACA, Republican lawmakers and their allies are attempting to dismantle reproductive care, hike premiums, slash Medicare and Medicaid, reverse recent coverage gains, and raise prescription drug costs for tens of millions of Americans. The first general election presidential debate will take place on June 27 in Atlanta, GA.

Thanks to the policies championed by President Biden and Congressional Democrats, this year a record 21.3 million people nationwide signed up for coverage under the ACA marketplaces, seniors are saving on insulin and vaccine costs, and Medicare is negotiating lower prices for some of the costliest drugs on the market. While extremist Republicans work to rip away health care from Georgians, President Biden and Congressional Democrats are committed to protecting and strengthening health care by making lower ACA premiums permanent to keep plans affordable for the 1.3 million Georgians enrolled, extending prescription drug savings to everyone, protecting people with pre-existing conditions, and expanding Medicaid. 

WHO

U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock
State Representative Dr. Michelle Au
Teresa Acosta, a single mother of three from Dunwoody, who relies on the Affordable Care Act
Jimmy Witherspoon, a diabetic from Atlanta with high out of pocket drug costs

WHAT: Press Conference

WHERE: 501 Pulliam St SW, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30312

WHEN: Thursday, June 27 at 10:30 AM ET

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