FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2021
Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco released the following statement today about the final Build Back Better Framework that is poised for approval in Congress:
“The Build Back Better framework will provide enormous new health benefits for Americans, and we applaud President Biden, Vice President Harris and the Members of Congress who support it. This final package represents the largest expansion of health care in more than a decade and will help millions of Americans lead healthier lives.
“The measure will reduce premiums for more than 9 million Americans who get coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace – by an average of $600 a year; expand coverage to an estimated 4 million people; and expand Medicare to cover hearing benefits for seniors, giving them affordable access to meet their needs.
“We urge Congress to move quickly to pass this measure. It will mean more affordable insurance for many in Maryland, will expand coverage here and help seniors pay for vital services. This is a historic moment, and we applaud all those who back this plan.
“We especially salute the Members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation who support this measure, especially Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer who are key players on health care and have been real leaders on the issue for many years. Their work will make America and Maryland healthier, and we are grateful for their commitment on this issue.”
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