***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY JULY 14 AT 10:45 AM ET // 9:45 AM CT***
Washington, DC — On Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 10:45 AM ET // 9:45 AM CT, U.S. Representatives Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14), Susan Wild (D-PA-07) and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will join Protect Our Care for a virtual press conference to discuss the urgent need for Congress to protect and expand women’s access to health care in the wake of the Supreme Court’s elimination of the federal right to an abortion. Protect Our Care is releasing a new report that lays out the dire consequences for women and children if Congress fails to make the American Rescue Plan’s enhanced premium tax credits permanent and close the Medicaid coverage gap.
Three million people stand to lose their health coverage if Congress fails to extend the American Rescue Plan’s tax credits — which means the loss of access to free contraceptives, lifesaving maternal care, and care for children. At the same time, in states like Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas, Republican lawmakers are not only rolling back abortion rights, but they are continuing to block Medicaid expansion, which only leaves mothers and families without access to essential care. This press call makes clear that Congress must move quickly to extend premium subsidies and close the coverage gap to avoid exacerbating the damage being done as states revoke abortion rights.
U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14)
U.S. Representative Susan Wild (D-PA-07)
Peggy Ramin, Counsel on Health/Poverty at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Leslie Dach, Protect Our Care
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference to Discuss How Overturning Roe Exacerbates Need to Lower Costs and Expand Health Care Coverage
WHERE: Register for the Event Here
WHEN: Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 10:45 AM ET // 9:45 AM CT