***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY, FEBRUARY 1 AT 9:30 AM ET***
Atlanta, GA — Today, February 1 at 9:30 AM ET, Congressman Hank Johnson, State Senator Nan Orrock, and local advocates will join Protect Our Care Georgia and advocates to discuss the record number of Americans who have signed up for coverage during the ACA open enrollment period, and the need to make the lower ACA premiums — passed in the American Rescue Plan — permanent by passing the Build Back Better Act.
Among the 14.5 million people, 701,135 Georgians have signed up for coverage through the ACA marketplaces; a 36% increase from 2021. Provisions in the 2021 American Rescue Plan made coverage more affordable than ever before, with enhanced premium tax credits allowing four out of five eligible enrollees to find a plan for $10 or less per month. As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been a more urgent time to ensure families can get the health care they need. President Biden and the House Democrats have worked hard to lower health care and prescription drug costs for Georgians. Now it’s more important than ever that the Senate pass the Build Back Better legislation.
U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA-04)
State Senator Nan Orrock
Treylin Cooley, Healthcare Navigator at Georgians for a Healthy Future
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHEN: Tuesday, February 1 at 9:30 AM ET
WHERE: Register for the Event Here