Along with Delivering Relief to Americans and Fixing Problems with the Vaccine Distribution Rollout, Biden’s Ambitious Plan Will Make Health Care More Accessible and Addresses Racial Disparities

Washington, DC — Following President-elect Joe Biden’s release of his ‘American Rescue Plan,’ Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement:

“We commend President-elect Biden for putting forth a package to address the disaster he will inherit from Donald Trump and his failed leadership. It will take time to fill the steep hole this administration has left us in, but delivering relief into the hands of Americans, fixing Trump’s disastrous vaccine distribution rollout, and getting resources to states and localities are vital to rescuing our nation from a pandemic that has gone on far too long and been far too costly to the American people. Importantly, this package includes crucial provisions to expand health care coverage, make accessing health care more affordable and address racial disparities in coronavirus treatment and outcomes.

“During the entirety of this pandemic, President Trump and Republicans refused to lift a finger to help people get covered or make health care more affordable. In fact, the Trump administration is before the Supreme Court right now trying to rip coverage away; but President-elect Biden is doing the right thing by working to preserve and expand health care coverage and end the pandemic. Congress should move quickly to provide this much needed relief for Americans.”