***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, JUNE 13 AT 12:30 PM MT***
New Report Shows Impact to Health Coverage Affordability in Arizona if Congress Fails to Make the Premium Tax Credits Included in the American Rescue Plan Permanent
Phoenix, AZ — Today, June 13, 2022 at 12:30 PM MT, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ-07) and health care advocates will join Protect Our Care Arizona to discuss a new report that shows the premium tax credits included in the American Rescue Plan have made health coverage more affordable for Arizonans. These premium tax credits dramatically lowered the cost of health care coverage for 167,009 people. Advocates in Arizona also signed a letter to members of Arizona’s Federal Delegation highlighting what’s at stake for Arizonans’ coverage affordability if Congress fails to extend the tax credits this year.
The new report highlights recent studies showing that more than three million people – including an estimated 33,000 Arizonans – could lose their coverage if Congress fails to make these enhanced premium tax credits permanent. The American Rescue Plan saved families thousands of dollars on their premiums, but the expanded tax credits that powered those savings will expire at the end of 2022, and as a result, premiums for next year’s plans will rise dramatically for millions who buy insurance on their own. Only Congress can prevent this from happening; it’s time to extend the ACA premium tax credits to ensure that hardworking families can continue to access the health care they need.
WHO: Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ-07)
Brian Hummell, Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Anna Laidlaw, Arizona ACA Enrollee
Protect Our Care Arizona
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHERE: Register for the Event Here
WHEN: Monday, June 13, 2022 at 12:30 PM MT