UPDATED PRESS CALL ADVSIORY: Senators Boxer and Murphy, CAPAF’s Neera Tanden to Discuss ACA’s Fourth Anniversary, Republican Plan to Repeal, and Announce New Data on How the Law is Helping Americans
Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) will be joined by Counselor to the Center for American Progress Action Fund Neera Tanden on a conference call to discuss the Affordable Care Act in advance of the law’s four-year anniversary on Sunday. The senators and Tanden will also highlight the consequences of the GOP plan to repeal the law and go back to the way it was when insurance companies were in charge.
Because of the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies can no longer deny coverage because of a pre-existing condition, can no longer limit the amount of care you get, or charge women more. Financial assistance is available to help lower consumers’ health costs, and 6 in 10 uninsured people are able to find coverage for $100 or less. Millions of Americans are benefiting from the law, including the 5 million who have signed up in the state and federal marketplaces, the 4.4 million who have signed up, renewed or found eligible for coverage through Medicaid, and the 3.1 million young adults who can stay on their parents’ plan until age 26.
Neera Tanden, Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Friday, March 21, 2014
2:00 p.m. ET
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