***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 13 AT 10 AM ET***
Washington, DC – On Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 10 AM ET, U.S. Representatives and Co-Chairs of the Medicaid Expansion Caucus will join Protect Our Care for a press conference to discuss the urgency for the remaining 10 non-expansion states to follow North Carolina’s lead and finish the job to extend coverage to the estimated 1.9 million Americans in the coverage gap. During the call, the speakers will discuss how expansion has never been more important as states face threats of major coverage losses due to the ongoing Medicaid unwinding.
April marks the 5th annual Medicaid Awareness Month. A record 92 million Americans are covered by Medicaid, but extremists in Congress are seeking serious cuts to the program and proposing bureaucratic work reporting requirements. Meanwhile, protections put into place by Congress to keep people enrolled during the public health emergency expired on April 1. An estimated 15 million people may lose their coverage due to the unwinding, with those in non-expansion states being particularly vulnerable.
U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN-09)
U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA-04)
U.S. Representative Don Davis (D-NC-01)
Brad Woodhouse, Protect Our Care
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHERE: Register for the Event Here.
WHEN: Thursday, April 13 at 10 AM ET