***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th AT 11:15 AM ET***
Raleigh, NC — Today, Congressman Wiley Nickel (D-NC-13) and State Senator Natalie Murdock will join Protect Our Care North Carolina to highlight record-breaking open enrollment numbers, including the 1,027,930 North Carolinians who have signed up for affordable coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace. The Biden administration announced that 21.3 million people enrolled in coverage during the latest open enrollment period – over 9 million more than when President Biden took office. Speakers will also discuss a recent report on how the ACA benefits young adults, including a requirement that allows people up to age 26 to stay on their parent’s health plan. The ACA brings coverage to over 4.1 million young Americans.
Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act’s reduction of health insurance premium costs, 80 percent of ACA enrollees were able to find a health plan through the Marketplace for $10 or less per month. President Biden and Democrats in Congress are fighting tirelessly to extend these savings. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has fully reignited the GOP war on health care. Speakers will call out how Trump’s plan to repeal the ACA would throw millions of Americans off their coverage, drive up costs, and dismantle vital protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Congressman Wiley Nickel (D-NC-13)
State Senator Natalie Murdock
Anderson Clayton, Health care storyteller
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHERE: Register for the Zoom here [Registration required]
WHEN: Tuesday, February 6th at 11:15 a.m. ET