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PRESS EVENT: HHS Secretary Becerra Joins Protect Our Care to Mark Beginning of 2024 Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period

By October 30, 2023No Comments

Affordable Care Act Coverage Is More Affordable Than Ever Thanks To Expanded Tax Credits

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 9 AM ET, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra will join Protect Our Care at the Legal Aid Justice Center, an Enroll Virginia site, to mark the first day of the 2024 Affordable Care Act open enrollment period where he will participate in a press conference. At the event, Secretary Becerra will encourage Americans to sign up for quality, affordable coverage during open enrollment. Last year, a record-breaking 16.3 million people signed up for coverage through the ACA marketplaces – with around 3.6 million new registrations. 

The Biden-Harris administration has expanded premium tax credits through the Inflation Reduction Act, made historic investments in the Navigator program, and fixed the family glitch, which have expanded access to affordable coverage. These changes have also increased the number of people of color who have health coverage, which is essential to reducing racial disparities in health and economic outcomes. The Inflation Reduction Act expanded tax credits through 2025 to make coverage more affordable, reducing or eliminating out-of-pocket premiums for millions of people, and the tax credits are also available for more households than ever before. Now, 80% of people can find coverage through the Marketplace for $10 or less. These tax credits put money back in the pockets of Americans who now won’t have to make impossible choices between lifesaving health care and putting food on the table or paying rent. 

Details are subject to change.

Protect Our Care and Legal Aid Justice Center Medicare Open Enrollment Press Conference


  • Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
  • Angela Ciolfi, Executive Director of Legal Aid Justice Center 
  • Deepak Madala, Director of the Center for Healthy Communities and ENROLL Virginia!, Virginia Poverty Law Center 
  • Ruth Alburez, Navigator with Legal Aid Justice Center
  • Adriana Rossi, Patient Storyteller from Fairfax County, Virginia 
  • Health Care Provider 
  • Leslie Dach, Founder and Chair of Protect Our Care

WHERE: Legal Aid Justice Center, 6402 Arlington Blvd #1130, Falls Church, VA 22042

WHEN: Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 9 AM ET

PRESS: RSVP to [email protected]