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Washington, DC — As part of celebrating the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Protect Our Care released a new video featuring President Obama praising the latest steps to improve the health care law included in American Rescue Plan and thanking President Biden and Democrats in Congress for their leadership. The American Rescue Plan is the boldest expansion of health care in a decade and includes provisions to lower costs, expand coverage, and address racial disparities in care. 

President Biden is in Ohio today highlighting how the American Rescue Plan builds on the Affordable Care Act to lower costs for middle class families. 

“The Affordable Care Act has made a huge difference in people’s lives. Because of the ACA, 20 million more people have health care coverage and 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are protected. President Biden and Democrats in Congress are now building on the strong foundation of the ACA with the passage of the American Rescue Plan, which further expands coverage, lowers health care costs, and invests in reducing racial disparities in our health care system,” said Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach. “The American Rescue Plan passed without a single Republican vote, despite its overwhelming popularity with voters in both red and blue states. Democrats are delivering real pandemic relief and giving Americans access to the health care they need. We salute President Obama and President Biden for their historic leadership.”