***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, JAN. 22 AT 9:30 AM PT // 12:30 PM ET***
Rep. Levin’s Health Insurance Premium Fairness Act would close loophole to save aging couples thousands of dollars.
Legislation is latest effort to expand affordable health coverage.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, January 22 at 9:30 AM PT // 12:30 PM ET, Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49) will join Protect Our Care California and health care advocate Ted DeBont to discuss their latest efforts to make health care premiums more affordable. This week, Rep. Levin and Rep. Linda Sanchez introduced the Health Insurance Premium Fairness Act, which closes a loophole in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) premium tax credit that penalizes households where one member ages into Medicare. The bill would adjust the ACA premium tax credit formula to account for any Medicare premiums paid by the household, saving dually enrolled American households thousands of dollars per year on healthcare premium costs and bills.
The Health Insurance Premium Fairness Act is the latest effort by Rep. Levin and Congressional Democrats to make health care more affordable for consumers. Thanks to the new measures in the Inflation Reduction Act, signed by President Biden, 80 percent of Californians can find coverage for $10 or less per month on the ACA marketplace. California residents can apply for coverage on Covered California, the state’s ACA marketplace, through the open enrollment period ending January 31. With Donald Trump and other Republican leaders promising to repeal the ACA, there has never been a more urgent time to make sure Californians can secure the best coverage for them.
Rep. Mike Levin
Ted and Carla DeBont, health care advocates
Matthew Herdman, Protect Our Care California state lead
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHEN: Monday, January 22, 2024 at 9:30 AM PT // 12:30 PM ET
WHERE: Register for the Zoom here