SOURCE: U.S. Conference of Mayors

U.S. Conference of Mayors

February 22, 2017 11:19 ET

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Hold Press Conference Call on Affordable Care Act Repeal

Repeal Will Threaten Safety of Low-Income Americans & Put Hospitals in Economic Jeopardy

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - February 22, 2017) - The nation's mayors will hold a PRESS CONFERENCE CALL on Thursday, February 23rd at 12 noon ET to stress the serious impact that losing healthcare coverage would have on millions of Americans.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Children, Health and Human Services Standing Committee, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and others, will underscore the importance of the patient protections included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which have enjoyed bipartisan support, and protected innumerable Americans from the catastrophic cost of illness.

Mayors will also release a bipartisan letter to Congressional leaders with more than 100 mayoral signatures, as well as report on today's National Mayors' Day of Action -- Wednesday, February 22nd -- which involves mayors across the country joining with key stakeholders, including residents, small businesses, hospital administrators, and others as evidence of widespread support of their message.

Mayors are using the #MayorsStand4All in their social media to amplify their message today and beyond. To review the letter to Congress and a list of growing participating mayors, please see here.

   
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 U.S. Conference of Mayors to Host Call on Affordable Care Act Repeal
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 12 noon ET
Conference Call Number -- 888-710-4016
Passcode -- 8954941

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