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Governors Plead for Congressional Action to Prevent Health Premium Hikes

By June 29, 2022No Comments

Washington, DC — This week, 14 Democratic governors from across the nation wrote a letter to congressional leadership, urging them to extend the American Rescue Plan’s enhanced premium tax credits that are set to expire at the end of this year. The governors warned of a “disastrous erosion of health insurance coverage” if Congress fails to take action, noting that more than three million Americans could lose their insurance and costs would go up for millions more. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement: 

“These governors are on the ground and recognize the importance of the tax credits to the health and economy of their communities. At a time families are worried about inflation, raising health care costs would be devastating. Insurers are already filing their premium rates for next year, which means it is imperative Congress take swift action to ensure millions of people can continue to afford their health coverage.”