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U.S. Representatives Butterfield, Ross, and North Carolina Advocates to Discuss Historic Health Provisions in Build Back Better Act, Call for Immediate Passage in the Senate

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***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9th at 9:15AM***

  The Build Back Better Act will lower health care costs for millions of people, the Senate should pass the legislation without delay

Raleigh, NC — On Thursday, December 9th at 9:15AM, elected officials including U.S. Representatives G.K. Butterfield (NC-01)  and Deborah Ross (NC-02) will join Protect Our Care North Carolina to discuss the House passage of the Build Back Better Act, the most significant expansion of affordable health care since the Affordable Care Act. The legislation includes historic measures to strengthen American health care, lower insurance premiums, give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices, expand affordable coverage to millions by closing the Medicaid coverage gap, expand Medicare benefits, and invest $150 billion in home care for seniors and people with disabilities. Health care is a fundamental part of the Build Back Better agenda, and the plans to reduce costs and expand care are the top issues for voters. It is urgent that the Senate move quickly to pass this historic legislation. Every single House Republican rejected these measures to lower costs and improve care, but Democrats have their finger on the pulse of America – delivering relief where families need it most. 

WHO

U.S. Representative G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) 

U.S. Representative Deborah Ross (NC-02) 

North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Dr. Bobbie Richardson

DonnaMarie Woodson, cancer survivor that relies on the Affordable Care Act

Herb Harton, senior facing high prescription drug prices

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday, December 9th at 9:15 AM

WHERE: Register for the Event Here