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Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s Improving Health Insurance Affordability Act Is an Essential Next Step in the Fight for Better Health Care

By January 24, 2023No Comments

Washington DC — Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation to lower health care costs and extend affordable coverage to millions of Americans. The Improving Health Insurance Affordability Act would make permanent enhanced tax credits passed under the Inflation Reduction Act and make health care even more affordable for millions of Americans. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement: 

“Senator Shaheen is a true health care champion. Her leadership was key to the passage of the  Inflation Reduction Act, which is reducing the cost of health care premiums by $2,400 for the average family purchasing insurance on the ACA marketplace and helping the uninsured rate reach an all-time low. Increasing coverage means millions of families can finally afford quality care without sacrificing other basic needs like gas, child care, and rent. This added peace of mind is especially beneficial for communities of color and Americans in rural areas. The Inflation Reduction Act’s lifesaving tax credits should now be made permanent. Polling shows that health care remains a top issue for voters and that the American people want their elected officials to continue making progress to lower costs and improve care. The Improving Health Insurance Affordability Act is an essential next step to deliver on these promises and work toward a future where everyone can get the care they need to live longer, healthier lives.”