Washington, DC — House Democrats, led by Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA-01), passed key health care measures of the American Rescue Plan out of the Ways and Means Committee today. These major provisions will lower health care costs and expand coverage, building on the Affordable Care Act. Increasing financial assistance on the ACA Marketplace means more people will be able to get the affordable coverage they need during the pandemic. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement:

“This is a big week for health care in America. After four years of Republican sabotage, lawsuits and repeated efforts to repeal the ACA, millions more Americans will soon have quality health care they can afford. These health care provisions are going to make a real difference in the lives of Americans. Democrats are lowering the cost of premiums for millions by increasing financial assistance through the Affordable Care Act and making that support available to more middle class families. These measures eliminate premiums for people who are receiving unemployment insurance so they can continue to have access to care. Making health care more affordable and accessible is even more critical during this pandemic. Americans in red states and blue states are united behind these ideas and Republicans should listen to their voters and stop their opposition. Democrats are right to use every tool at their disposal to get Americans the relief they need.”