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TODAY: Lawmakers and Advocates Celebrate 12th Anniversary of the ACA in Events Across the Country

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 ***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23***

U.S. Representatives Ron Kind (WI-03), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), and Matt Cartwright (PA-08), State Officials, and Health Care Advocates to Headline Events in Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin

Washington, DC — On Wednesday, March 23, Protect Our Care is hosting events in eight states to mark the 12th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and highlight how millions of people have benefited from the law’s provisions that lowered costs and expanded access to care. The historic legislation also eliminated lifetime caps, expanded Medicaid, and secured protections for millions living with pre-existing conditions. During the events, speakers will discuss the urgent need for Congress to pass provisions that will build on the success of ACA and help bring down the cost of health care for American families. 

After Republicans spent years seeking to destroy the ACA, President Biden signed into law the largest expansion of health care in more than a decade. The American Rescue Plan made coverage more affordable than ever before, with a record 14.5 million Americans signing up for health coverage during the ACA open enrollment period. The anniversary comes as President Biden and the Democrats are continuing their work to lower health care and prescription drug costs. Protect Our Care will continue to host events throughout the week of the anniversary. 

PRESS EVENTS

NEW HAMPSHIRE

WHO:
Henry Och, Chief Operations Officer, Harbor Care
Zandra Rice Hawkins, Executive Director, Granite State Progress
Heather Stockwell, Rights and Democracy NH
Tess Stack Kuenning, President and CEO, Bi-State Primary Care Association

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET

WHERE: Zoom Registration

NEW JERSEY 

WHO:
Assemblywoman Shama Haider, New Jersey’s 37th Legislative District
Brittany Holom-Trundy, Senior Policy Analyst, New Jersey Policy Perspective

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET

WHERE: Zoom Registration

FLORIDA

WHO:
U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)
Florida Democratic Party

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM ET

WHERE: Zoom Registration

OHIO

WHO:
Maya Brown-Zimmerman, Ohio member of Little Lobbyists with family story on the impact of the ACA
Dorene Sherman, Ohioan with personal story on the impact of the ACA
Matt Kilboy, Ohioan, Nurses for America

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM ET

WHERE: Zoom Registration

WISCONSIN

WHO:
U.S. Representative Ron Kind (WI-03)
Wisconsin State Senator Brad Pfaff
Sarah B., Eau Claire resident

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23 at 11:00 AM CT 

WHERE: Rep. Ron Kind’s La Crosse Office – 205 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 400, La Crosse, WI

PENNSYLVANIA

WHO:
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08)
Joanne Grossi, AARP Pennsylvania State President
Maureen Guesto, Constituent – Mountain Top

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23 at 1:30 PM ET

WHERE: Rep. Matt Cartwright’s Congressional Office, 20 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 (Outside of Penn Place Building)

ARIZONA

WHO:
AZ Alliance for Retired Americans
Iesha Meza, Type-1 diabetic and advocate
Advocates

WHEN: Wednesday March 23 at 2:00 PM MST

WHERE: Mountain Park Health Center, 3830 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 

NEVADA

WHO:
Assemblywoman Michelle Gorelow
Allison Stephens, Advocate
Jason Karsh, Advocate
Teresa Crawford, Advocate 

WHEN: Wednesday March 23 at 1:00 PM PST 

WHERE: Zoom Registration