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PRESS CALL: Ahead of Debate Congressman Ryan, 1199SEIU, and Local Advocates Call Out Trump, MAGA Republican Attacks on Access to Affordable Health Care

By June 20, 2024No Comments


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

New York, NY  – On June 20, at 2:30 PM ET, Congressman Pat Ryan, 1199 SEIU, former HHS Regional Director Dr. Dara Kass, and storytellers will join Protect Our Care New York ahead of the first 2024 presidential debate to call out Donald Trump and Rep. Nick LaLota (NY-01), Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (NY-04), Rep. Mike Lawler (NY-17), Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) and Rep. Brandon Williams (NY-22) for their escalating attacks on the ability of New Yorkers and all Americans to access affordable health care. As Trump intensifies his threats to repeal the Affordable Care Act, New York’s Republican lawmakers–including Reps. Anthony D’Esposito (NY-4), Mike Lawler (NY-17), Marc Molinaro (NY-19), and Brandon Williams (NY-22)–and their allies are attempting to raise prescription drug costs for tens of millions of Americans, reverse coverage expansion under the ACA and Inflation Reduction Act, and slash Medicare and Medicaid. This year’s first Presidential Debate will take place on June 27 in Atlanta, GA.

While extremist Republicans work to rip away health care from New Yorkers, speakers will highlight how President Biden and Congressional Democrats are committed to protecting and strengthening health care by reducing prescription drug costs for all Americans, permanently lowering ACA premiums to keep plans affordable for the thousands of New Yorkers enrolled, protecting people with pre-existing conditions, and expanding Medicaid. 

Congressman Pat Ryan
Dr. Dara Kass, Former HHS Regional Director
Susan Chodkowski, 1199 SEIU Member
Mark Hannay, Director of Metro NY Health Care for All

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday, June 20th at 2:30 PM ET 

WHERE: Register to join the Zoom event (Registration required)