Washington, DC — Today, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) unveiled legislation that would increase access to health coverage, reduce costs and strengthen Medicaid as America battles the coronavirus pandemic. The Health Care Improvement Act would reduce the cost of health care coverage on the ACA exchanges, strengthen Medicaid to expand health care coverage to more American families, ban surprise medical billing, allow the federal government to negotiate drug prices and implement several other common sense provisions to stabilize our health care system. Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse release the following statement in response: 

“As President Trump and his Republican allies try to rip coverage away from millions of Americans in the middle of a public health crisis, Senator Warner is working to make health care more accessible and affordable for the American people. Senator Warner’s bill would take bold steps to reduce costs, expand coverage, and strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions at a time when access to affordable health care has never been more critical. Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans should prioritize the health and well-being of Americans by working with Senator Warner to build on the success of the Affordable Care Act and abandon their disastrous lawsuit to take health care away.”