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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: CAP Action Releases New Report on Florida Counties that Stand to Benefit from Obamacare
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: CAP Action Releases New Report on Florida Counties that Stand to Benefit from Obamacare

Washington, D.C. — On a press call Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. EST, Laura Goodhue, executive director of Florida CHAIN, will join CAP Action President and former Virginia Congressman Tom Perriello (D) to unveil the findings from a report that identifies the regions across the country that stand to benefit the most from Obamacare. The report finds that 5 of the 30 counties that stand to benefit the most from Obamacare are in Florida.

Starting October 1, millions of Americans will finally be able to sign up to purchase quality, affordable health care for the first time, when the new Obamacare marketplaces open for enrollment. Many of these same Americans, as well as others, will be eligible for subsidies that will make coverage even more affordable. Come January 1, 2014, the worst abuses of the insurance industry, including denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, will be history.

But many conservatives in Congress and their allies are refighting old political battles and refusing to help people and businesses from even finding out about how the law will work and how to take advantage of its benefits. Sadly, many of these opponents of Obamacare represent counties with some of the highest rates of uninsured people in the nation.

WHO:

  • Tom Perriello, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Laura Goodhue, Executive Director, Florida CHAIN
  • Martiza Hernandez, Former Career Nurse, Veteran

Thursday, August 1, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST

DIAL-IN INFORMATION:

888.203.7667
Passcode: 9301212#

RSVP:

Please confirm your participation in the call by contacting Katie Peters at kpeters@americanprogressaction.org or 202.741.6285.

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