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TODAY: U.S. Rep. Deborah Ross, State Senator Rachel Hunt and Protect Our Care North Carolina to Mark 14-Year Anniversary of the ACA as President Biden Lowers Health Care Costs

By March 18, 2024No Comments

AT 3:30 P.M.***

President Biden and Congressional Democrats are Building on the ACA by Lowering Costs and Expanding Health Care for North Carolinians

Raleigh, North Carolina – On Monday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m., U.S. Representative Deborah Ross (D-NC-02), State Senator Rachel Hunt, and NCDHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley will join Protect Our Care North Carolina to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and highlight how the law has protected people with pre-existing conditions, lowered costs for people who buy the own coverage, and increased access to quality, affordable health care for North Carolinians since it’s passage. President Biden and congressional Democrats are committed to building on and protecting the historic successes of the ACA by making lower Marketplace premiums permanent to keep plans affordable for the over 1 million North Carolinians enrolled, lowering prescription drug prices, cracking down on junk plans, and expanding Medicaid. A record breaking 21 million Americans enrolled in health coverage through ACA marketplaces for 2024, an increase of approximately 8 million since President Biden took office.

North Carolinians are celebrating expanded Medicaid in the state. It has been a long fight for Governor Cooper and Democrats in the state. Finally, over 600,000 North Carolinians are eligible for Medicaid. With 1,000 people enrolling per day, Medicaid expansion is a success. 

Meanwhile, Donald Trump and Republicans are threatening to repeal the ACA, despite record-setting enrollment numbers and the law’s overwhelming popularity. Repealing the ACA means losing protections for the 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, dramatically increasing premium costs, ending coverage for young people on their parents’ health plan until age 26, and ripping away access to preventive services without cost-sharing. It will also reverse the progress made to eliminate health equity disparities. 

Speakers will contrast Republican efforts to cut Medicaid and rip away health care with the Biden administration’s record of  ensuring health care remains accessible and affordable for North Carolinians and Americans across the country.

WHO: U.S. Representative Deborah Ross (D-NC-02)
State Senator Rachel Hunt
Secretary Kody Kinsley
Protect Our Care North Carolina

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: Monday, March 18, 2024 at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Watch the livestream on POC NC Facebook page