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Community and Elected Leaders Reflect on Legacy of the Affordable Care Act

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Community and Elected Leaders Reflect on Legacy of the Affordable Care Act
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LAS VEGAS, NV – Congresswoman Dina Titus joined community leaders for Out in Front with Battle Born Progress on Thursday, March 23, to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and highlight efforts to improve healthcare access and outcomes for all Nevadans.

Eariler today, Sen. Fabian Doñate also marked the anniversary by introducing a proclamation during the Nevada Senate Floor Session, presented to Battle Born Progress Digital Manager Mathilda Guerrero. (See Attachments) 

The events celebrated the Act’s role in expanding healthcare coverage to thousands of uninsured Nevadans, and highlighted the need for continued efforts to ensure all Nevadans have access to quality, affordable healthcare.

“Congress has the power to make these improvements permanent, and. President Joe Biden’s recently announced budget provides a blueprint to do just that,” Battle Born Progress Executive Director Annette Magnus said in a statement“It’s time for lawmakers to finish the job – in Washington, D.C., and in Carson City, NV –  and take the steps necessary to ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care.”

Speakers discussed the ACA’s significant impact in Nevada over the past 13 years, including providing affordable coverage to over 95,980 Nevada residents, protecting individuals with pre-existing conditions from coverage denials, and closing gaps in Part D prescription drug coverage to make drugs more affordable.

That coverage is especially critical for Nevadans like Rachel Lee, who spoke about the effect a lack of insurance has on low-income populations in Nevada that she serves, driven by her own struggle to get coverage for her family prior to the ACA’s passage.

While Rachel won’t be losing access to coverage when the public health emergency expires, many Nevadans aren’t so lucky.

President Joe Biden is taking steps to address these gaps in coverage on the federal level, proposing earlier this month an increased investment in Medicaid to expand access to mental health services, substance abuse treatment, and home-based care and services for aging people and people with disabilities. The proposal would be funded by increased taxes on wealthy people making over $400,000 and large corporations and closing corporate tax loopholes, ensuring that the wealthy pay their fair share.



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