"In the midst of a pandemic, access to quality, affordable health care is more important than ever," said
The bill significantly increases the ACA's affordability subsidies to be more generous and cover more families. For the first time, no person will have to pay more than 8.5 percent of their income for a benchmark silver plan in the ACA marketplaces, and many Americans will see their premiums cut in half or more:
* A family of four earning
* A 64-year-old earning
* A single adult with income of
* An adult earning
The bill negotiates for lower prescription drug prices, delivering the power to negotiate so that people in
The bill expands coverage, pressing Medicaid expansion hold-out states with new incentives to adopt coverage for the 4.8 million Americans excluded from coverage. The bill also restores the outreach and advertising funding for the affordable health coverage.
The bill combats inequity in health coverage faced by communities of color, expanding more affordable coverage to vulnerable populations and fighting the maternal mortality epidemic by requiring states to extend Medicaid or CHIP coverage to new mothers for a full year post-partum.
The bill cracks down on junk plans & strengthens protections for people with pre-existing conditions, helping to ensure that health plans contain essential medical treatments and drugs and are not allowed to discriminate against people with pre-existing medical conditions.
"I made a promise to lower the cost of health care for families in CT-05," continued
A fact sheet on the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act is available here https://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/Affordable%20Care%20Enhancement%20Act%20-%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf.