***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AT 8:45 AM ET***
TOMORROW MORNING: As Negotiations Continue on Health Care Priorities in Forthcoming Reconciliation Legislation, Senator Reverend Warnock and Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Host News Conference to Champion Inclusion of Life-Saving Medicaid Fix in Final Package
Senator Reverend Warnock to be joined by Senators Baldwin, Ossoff, Warren, and Representatives Clyburn and Bourdeaux to address vital need to include comprehensive, stable Medicaid-like coverage provisions in reconciliation bill
ICYMI: Senators Reverend Warnock, Baldwin, Ossoff Call on Senate Leadership to Address Medicaid Coverage Gap in Forthcoming Economic Package – MORE HERE
ICYMI: “Closing the ‘Medicaid gap’ would save lives and $2 billion in medical debt, study finds” – MORE HERE from Yahoo Finance
Washington, D.C. – For your planning purposes, tomorrow morning, Thursday September 23, 2021 at 8:45 AM ET, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) will be joined by a group of lawmakers from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House to underline the critical importance of addressing the coverage gap in America in the forthcoming reconciliation package, and urge negotiators to ensure the final package includes a Medicaid fix that will provide comprehensive, stable health care to the 4.4 million Americans who would otherwise qualify for Medicaid coverage—including hundreds of thousands of uninsured Americans.
The lawmakers, all co-sponsors of the Medicaid Saves Lives Act originally introduced by Senator Reverend Warnock along with U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), will also highlight the benefits of Medicaid, which in addition to saving lives has been proven to improve health outcomes, bolster health systems and strengthen public health. The news conference also follows Senators Warnock, Baldwin and Ossoff’s push last week to Senate leadership urging them to address closing the coverage gap as negotiations on the reconciliation package progress.
U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA)
U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA)
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC-06)
U.S. Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA-07)
WHAT: Medicaid Saves Lives: The Importance of Including a Comprehensive, Stable Medicaid Fix in the Reconciliation Package news conference
WHEN: Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 8:45 AM ET (Livestream will be made available HERE)