***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 AT 10:30 AM ET // 9:30 AM CT***
PRESS CALL: House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn & Rep. Lauren Underwood, Health Care Storytellers Join Protect Our Care to Discuss Urgent Need to Lower Health Costs & Expand Coverage In Budget Package
Closing the Medicaid Coverage Gap & Making American Rescue Plan Subsidies Permanent Would Expand Coverage to Seven Million People
Washington, DC — On Wednesday, September 29 at 10:30 AM ET // 9:30 AM CT, U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC-06) will join U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) and Protect Our Care for a virtual press conference to discuss the urgent need to close the Medicaid coverage gap and make the American Rescue Plan’s premium tax credits permanent in upcoming budget legislation. President Biden included these measures as part of the Build Back Better proposal, but as Congress continues to negotiate, it is essential these provisions remain in the final package. Poll shows strong, unwavering support among voters across the political spectrum for the Build Back Better health care priorities.
Americans from all walks of life are struggling to afford health care in this country. More than two million people are locked out of coverage entirely in 12 states that have rejected Medicaid expansion. And millions more stand to benefit from reducing health care costs for people purchasing coverage through the ACA marketplaces. These steps are essential to reducing racial disparities in health coverage and ensuring people have access to the care they need during the pandemic and beyond.
U.S. Representative James E. Clyburn (D-SC-06), House Majority Whip
U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14)
Carrie Duran, Medicaid expansion recipient from NH
Himali Patel, ARP tax credit recipient from GA
Brad Woodhouse, Executive Director of Protect Our Care
WHAT: Press Call to Discuss Urgent Need to Lower Health Costs & Expand Coverage In Budget Package
WHERE: Dial In: 877-229-8493, PIN: 118261
WHEN: Wednesday, September 29 at 10:30 AM ET // 9:30 AM CT