Chairs of Committees with Jurisdiction Over Health Care Will Discuss How the ACA Served as a Lifeline During the Pandemic and Look Forward to Next Steps to Lower Costs, Expand Coverage, and Address Inequities

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, March 16 at 3:00 PM ET, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate HELP Committee, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will join Protect Our Care to discuss the impacts of the American Rescue Plan and its expansion of the Affordable Care Act, the most significant health care reform since the law was passed 11 years ago. The chairs will also discuss the need for Congress to take further action to lower costs, expand coverage, address inequities in care, and tackle the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. 

This event kicks off Protect Our Care’s week of action ahead of the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s passage. Protect Our Care will be holding events in Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to reflect on the accomplishments of the ACA, what has been gained with the passage of the American Rescue Plan, and what more needs to be done. 

PRESS CALL

WHO:
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate HELP Committee
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
Leslie Dach, Chair of Protect Our Care           

WHAT: Press Call with U.S. Senators Patty Murray, Ron Wyden, and U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Jr., to Discuss Health Care Provisions in American Rescue Plan As ACA Approaches 11 Year Anniversary

WHERE: Dial In: 877-229-8493, PIN: 118261

WHEN: Tuesday, March 16 at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT