IN THE STATES: ACA Anniversary Highlights Health Care Contrast

In the states this week, on the 13th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, local news highlighted how President Biden and Vice President Harris’ leadership in building on the law has resulted in health care premiums at near record lows, enrollment at an all time high, and prescription drug costs coming down. This progress comes as MAGA Republicans continue to push to repeal the ACA and gut Medicaid, which would devastate working families.

On Thursday, legislators in North Carolina marked the ACA anniversary by passing Medicaid expansion after more than a decade of advocacy to expand health care for North Carolinians. It now heads to Governor Roy Cooper’s desk for his signature. Here’s what North Carolinians are reading about this historic move:

Also this week, President Biden designated two national monuments: Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in Nevada and Castner Range National Monument in Texas. Together, these new national monuments protect nearly 514,000 acres of public lands and honor Tribal Nations and military veterans. With these new actions, President Biden is delivering on the most ambitious land and water conservation agenda in American history. Here’s what they’re reading in Nevada and Texas:

While President Biden and Democrats remain focused on delivering for working families, Republicans around the country are continuing to prioritize their extreme agenda of banning abortion.

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