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August 24, 2021
Health Care Voices Founder Laura Packard Celebrates Passage of the Build Back Better Resolution in the House, Turns Attention to Senate
DENVER — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Resolution, a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill containing far-reaching investments in social and physical infrastructure millions of Americans need to recover and build back from the global pandemic. With its passage in the House, the resolution will move back to the Senate when they are back in session in September.
If passed by the Senate, the budget resolution may permanently enact the Affordable Care Act tax credits, fill the Medicaid gap, strengthen Medicare, fund home and community-based services, expand access to paid family and medical leave, and lower the cost of prescription drugs.
“Today marks a massive win for all Americans as the House passes the historic Build Back Better Resolution, a sweeping social safety net that invests in the programs and infrastructure millions of Americans desperately need in order to recover from a deadly pandemic.”
“This mammoth bill is the largest investment in social programs in America’s recent history, and it couldn’t come at a better time. In particular, the health care provisions, including permanent Affordable Care Act subsidies, lower prescription drug prices, expanded paid family and medical leave, funding for home and community-based care, and strengthened and expanded Medicare and Medicaid, form the foundation for our nation’s healing and prosperity in the months and years to come.”
“Thanks to the Biden administration’s efforts, health care and community services are more widely available than ever before; and not just for those rich enough to afford them. We are one step closer to all Americans having access to affordable health care—a step that is sure to save countless lives, just like how the Affordable Care Act saved mine.”
Laura Packard is the founder and executive director of Health Care Voices and a stage IV cancer survivor. The Affordable Care Act saved her life. She is currently on a national coast-to-coast bus tour with Protect Our Care. If you’re interested in connecting with Laura to discuss the sweeping budget resolution bill, the life-saving health care provisions the legislation includes and Laura’s advocacy in favor of the bill, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.