Today, Biden for President hosted a press call with Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly, and California Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass on the Affordable Care Act’s impact on African American communities that have disproportionately benefited from the landmark legislation. And with Donald Trump’s continued attacks on access to health coverage, they highlighted the devastating reality millions of Americans will face with four more years of a Trump Administration.
“The current president of the United States is actively trying to take health care away from millions amid a pandemic that has killed more than 120,000 people in this country,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass. “We deserve a president who will expand coverage, not diminish it. We deserve someone who will fight for the people, not against us. Joe Biden has proven that he’s up to the task time and time again. It’s time for change in this country.”
“When Donald Trump asked how much we had to lose, I never could have imagined his incompetency would bring our country to this point,” said Congresswoman Gwen Moore. “At a time when millions are losing their jobs and so many are losing access to health care, America needs a leader who will build upon the legacy of ACA to ensure Americans have access to health care when it’s needed most.”
“Since Day One, the Trump Administration has sought to undermine and dismantle the ACA,” said Congresswoman Robin Kelly. “While outright repeal was courageously stopped by Senator John McCain, Republicans have been successful at chipping away at the ACA and its progress. The result of their attacks is millions more Americans without health care coverage — millions more Americans without access to basic health care. We need to ensure that all Americans have access to health care because health care is a human right. I know that Vice President Biden will build on the ACA’s successes while addressing coverage gaps, reducing racial disparities and expanding available options.”
Congresswoman Karen Bass represents California 37th Congressional District. She currently serves as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Bass also serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations and the House Judiciary Committee as Chair of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to serving in Congress, Bass made history when the California Assembly elected her to be its 67th Speaker — the first African American woman in U.S. history to serve in this role. In addition to helping California navigate through an economic crisis, she also led efforts to improve foster care and quality health care for Californians.
Congresswoman Gwen Moore represents Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District. She is the first African American elected to Congress from the State of Wisconsin. She is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and serves on the Oversight, Select Revenue Measures, and Worker and Family Support Subcommittees. She is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, LGBT Equality Caucus, the Great Lakes Caucus, and the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. Moore has led the fight against racial profiling, domestic abuse and voting rights violations — a bold advocate for women’s rights and civil rights.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly represents Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District. Kelly is a Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and serves on the Health, Energy, and Consumer Protection and Commerce subcommittees. She is also a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and serves on the national security and civil rights and civil liberties subcommittees. Representative Kelly is a staunch champion of common sense gun reforms and serves as the Co-Chair of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. The Congresswoman also serves as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, Co-Chairs the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, and Co-Chairs the House Democratic Policy Group and House Tech Accountability Caucus.