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PRESS CALL: Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer and Rep. Lauren Underwood to Join Protect Our Care to Discuss Dire Need for Congress to Prevent Health Care Premium Hikes

By June 22, 2022No Comments

***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY JUNE 23 AT 1:00 PM ET // 12:00 PM CT***

Washington, DC — On Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET // 12:00 PM CT, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD-05) and Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) will join Protect Our Care for a press call to discuss the urgent need for Congress to prevent the American Rescue Plan’s enhanced premium tax credits from expiring. The event comes as health care activists, advocacy groups and concerned citizens across the country engage in Protect Our Care’s day of action calling on Congress to act urgently to keep health care premiums low. 

Last year, a record 14.5 million people signed up for coverage through the ACA marketplaces thanks in large part to the enhanced tax credits, which saved families hundreds of dollars on their monthly health care costs. Now, Democrats are fighting to extend these tax credits for working families — but if Congress fails to act, premiums will skyrocket at the end of this year. The press call makes clear, lawmakers must act now to ensure working families can continue to afford the health care they need. 

PRESS CALL:

WHO:
Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD-05)
U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14)
Dr. Jessica Ice, Executive Director of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care and APTC storyteller from West Virginia
Anne Shoup, Protect Our Care

WHAT: Press Call to Discuss Urgent Need to Stop Health Care Premium Hikes

WHERE: Dial-In: 877-229-8493; Pin: 118261

WHEN: Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET // 12:00 PM CT