Washington, D.C. – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today applauded the many benefits Southern Arizona has received since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became law in 2010 and announced that he will speak at an event with the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans this Friday to discuss the law’s implementation going forward.
According to an analysis by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, since the Affordable Care Act became law:
Beyond the financial benefits, Rep. Grijalva pointed out that many important legal protections for American families and businesses are still on the way. “Today, women pay up to fifty percent more than men for the very same health coverage,” Grijalva said. “Even if a woman’s policy does not cover maternity care, she can still be charged more because of the potential for a pregnancy. Starting in 2014, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, gender rating will be prohibited. This is a common-sense solution to a discriminatory policy that hurts millions of American women, and it’s time opponents of the law explained why they’re against it.”
A comprehensive overview of health care reform’s benefits to Southern Arizona can be found at http://bit.ly/GEsYgp.
To highlight this and other important reforms, Grijalva will speak with the Arizona Alliance of Retired Americans at an event at Pima Community College West on Friday to highlight the need for continued implementation of the law and explain how individuals and businesses can continue to benefit in coming years. The event is open to the press.
If You Go
When: 12:30 p.m. on March 23
Where: Pima Community College West Campus at 2022 W. Anklam Rd. (outside the health center)