Washington, D.C. — On a press call Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. CST/11:00 a.m. EST, Texas State Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), 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 22 of the 30 counties that stand to benefit the most from Obamacare are in Texas.
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.
- Tom Perriello, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund
- State Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston)
- Connie Paredes, Self-Employed Translator and Mother
Thursday, August 1, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST/11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. EST
Please confirm your participation in the call by contacting Katie Peters at email@example.com or 202.741.6285.