***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, MARCH 20 AT 10:00 AM PT // 1:00 PM EST***
LAS VEGAS, NV — On Monday, March 20 at 10:00 am, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Congresswoman Susie Lee, Nevada Health Link Chief Operations Officer Janel Davis, and health care advocates will join Protect Our Care Nevada to highlight the 13th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and discuss how Nevadans have benefitted from the law, which expanded access to quality, affordable health care. The historic legislation eliminated lifetime caps, expanded Medicaid, and secured protections for millions of people living with pre-existing conditions. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) built on the strong foundation of the ACA by lowering premiums for middle and working-class families by an average of $2,400 a year. Thanks to the ACA, more than 21 million Americans have gained coverage through Medicaid expansion, and Medicaid has become a pillar of the American health care system, demonstrating the overwhelming need and desire for affordable health coverage.
Thanks to the ACA, health plans are also required to cover preventive care services without cost-sharing. Access to preventive care has improved health outcomes and reduced economic inequity. The ACA has helped reduce longstanding disparities in coverage rates, improving health care access for children, rural Americans, people with disabilities, and people of color across the nation.
Speakers will also highlight ongoing attacks on health care, and celebrate the historic investments to secure the future of Nevadans and American health care. Thanks to their vision and determination, Nevadans can now sleep easier at night knowing Congresswoman Titus, Congresswoman Lee, and Nevada’s Democrats in Congress are hard at work to expand health coverage and lower health care and prescription drug costs.
WHO: Congresswoman Dina Titus, Congresswoman Susie Lee, Nevada Health Link Chief Operations Officer Janel Davis, and health care advocates
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHEN: Monday, March 20 at 10:00 AM PT // 1:00 PM EST
WHERE: Register to join the Zoom event (Registration required)