Washington, D.C. — Among the many historic well being care investments in President Joe Biden’s Construct Again Higher agenda is a plan to shut the Medicaid protection hole. At this time, about 2.2 million folks with household incomes beneath the federal poverty stage—most of whom are folks of coloration—are uninsured as a result of they dwell in states the place policymakers proceed to dam Medicaid enlargement. Guaranteeing that each one folks have entry to protection no matter the place they dwell is important to lowering well being disparities and advancing well being fairness. The Biden administration and congressional leaders have sought to middle well being fairness within the COVID-19 response; a everlasting, complete protection enlargement that closes the protection hole is an important a part of this method.
On Friday, please be a part of the Middle for American Progress, Group Catalyst, and The Management Convention on Civil and Human Rights for a conversation with Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC) about the necessity to shut the protection hole.
If in case you have questions for our panel, please submit them on Twitter utilizing the hashtag #CloseTheMedicaidGap or through e mail to gro.ssergorpnacirema@snoitseuqtnevePAC.
Patrick Gaspard, President and CEO, Middle for American Progress
Emily Stewart, Govt Director, Group Catalyst
September 24, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. ET
You need to RSVP at this link to observe the livestream occasion.
For extra info or to talk with an professional, please contact Colin Seeberger at gro.ssergorpnacirema@regrebeesc.