Washington, DC — Today, Protect Our Care released a health care agenda detailing steps Congress should take to build on the health care victories over the past two years. The agenda lays out legislative actions to expand coverage, lower costs, strengthen protections, and address inequities in care. The agenda comes after a historic year in expanding affordable health care, which has resulted in record enrollment on the ACA marketplaces and the national uninsured rate reaching an all-time low. These actions are particularly important as Republicans are in the majority in the House and are working to cut Medicare and Medicaid, repeal the ACA and the Inflation Reduction Act, rip away lifesaving protections, reverse recent coverage gains, and hike prescription drug costs for the American people.
“In every election since 2018, voters have gone to the polls prioritizing health care, and they want their elected officials to continue lowering costs and improving care,” said Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach. “By reducing premium and prescription drug costs, reaching historic coverage rates, and strengthening health care for moms, kids, and families, it is clear that Democrats’ hard work is paying off. As we enter a new Congress, we must protect these coverage gains and make health care even more affordable for the American people. At a time when Republicans have doubled down on their war on health care, including by seeking cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, trying to repeal the ACA and the Inflation Reduction Act, and ripping away critical protections, it has never been more critical to remain focused on protecting health care access and putting the health and well-being of families first.”