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U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas and Ted Lieu Join Protect Our Care California to Mark 14-Year Anniversary of the ACA as President Biden Lowers Health Care Costs

By March 25, 2024No Comments


President Biden and Congressional Democrats are Building on the ACA by Lowering Costs and Expanding Health Care for Californians, while Trump and Congressional Republicans Threaten Repeal

Los Angeles, CA – On Monday, March 25 at 12:30 PM PT, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29), U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA-36), Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan, and health care advocates will join Protect Our Care California to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and highlight how the law has protected people with pre-existing conditions, lowered costs for people who buy their own coverage, and increased access to quality, affordable health care for Californians since its passage. President Biden and congressional Democrats are committed to building on and protecting the historic successes of the ACA by making lower Marketplace premiums permanent to keep plans affordable for the 1.7 million Californians enrolled, lowering prescription drug prices, cracking down on junk plans, and expanding Medicaid. A record breaking 21 million Americans enrolled in health coverage through ACA marketplaces for 2024, an increase of approximately 8 million since President Biden took office.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump and Republicans are threatening to repeal the ACA, despite record-setting enrollment numbers and the law’s overwhelming popularity. Repealing the ACA means losing protections for the 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, dramatically increasing premium costs, ending coverage for young people on their parents’ health plan until age 26, and ripping away access to preventive services without cost-sharing. It will also reverse the progress made to eliminate health equity disparities. Speakers will contrast Republican efforts to cut Medicaid and rip away health care with the Biden administration’s record of  ensuring health care remains accessible and affordable for Californians and Americans across the country.

WHO: U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29)
U.S. Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA-36)
Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan
Health care advocates

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference

WHEN: Monday, March 25 at 12:30 PM PT // 3:30 PM ET

WHERE: Register to join the Zoom event (Registration required)