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PRESS CALL: Tri-Caucus Leaders and Civil Rights Organizations to Call for Action to Keep People Covered as Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement Ends

By March 17, 2023No Comments


Washington, DC – On Monday, March 20, 2023 at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST, U.S. Representatives and Tri-Caucus Chairs Nanette Barragán, Judy Chu, and Steven Horsford, will join civil rights leaders and Protect Our Care for a press conference to release a letter by the Congressional Tri-Caucus to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) calling for state and federal action to keep families in America covered as Medicaid’s continuous coverage requirement ends. The Tri-Caucus letter is supported by Protect Our Care, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Coalition on Human Needs, Families USA, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, National Urban League, and UnidosUS.

Congress passed legislation at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect access to Medicaid by ensuring no one could be disenrolled during the public health emergency. This provision, which has helped secure the lowest level of uninsured Americans ever, is set to expire on April 1. This would potentially result in an estimated 15 million people potentially losing coverage, disproportionately affecting people of color and children. The Biden-Harris administration has committed to expanding access to care and providing guidance to states to assess eligibility in a way that will minimize coverage losses, particularly for children, people of color, people with disabilities, and others who rely on the Medicaid program for their health care.


U.S. Representative Nanette Barragán (D-CA-44), Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-CA-28), Chair, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
U.S. Representative Steven Horsford (D-NV-04), Chair, Congressional Black Caucus
Juliet K. Choi, President and CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League
Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS
Leslie Dach, Founder and Chair, Protect Our Care

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference 

WHERE: Register for the Event Here

WHEN: Monday, March 20 at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST