***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 11:30 AM ET // 10:30 AM CT***
Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (IL-02) and U.S. Representatives Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) along with Sarah Coombs from the National Partnership for Women and Families will join Protect Our Care for a press call to discuss how the Congressional end-of-year package provides a critical opportunity to improve coverage for children, moms, and everyone on Medicaid.
During the event, speakers will outline an agenda to expand postpartum coverage, require 12 months of “continuous coverage” for children, permanently reauthorize CHIP funding, pass the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, and strengthen Medicaid coverage in Puerto Rico. These steps will prevent coverage loss, support rural hospitals, improve health outcomes, advance equity, and save lives. Protect Our Care’s end-of-year agenda can be found here.
U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL-02)
U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14)
Sarah Coombs, National Partnership for Women and Families
Leslie Dach, Chair of Protect Our Care
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHERE: Register for the Event Here
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15 at 11:30 AM ET