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July 01, 2022

Rep. Aguilar Delivered Lower Health Care Costs and Expanded Coverage for 8,000 People in the Inland Empire

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that 8,000 people in the Inland Empire were able to newly enroll in health care coverage because of the American Rescue Plan’s enhancements to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA’s Enhance Premium Tax Credits helped Americans save, on average, $67 a month on premiums.

“Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, 8,000 people in our community who were previously uninsured received affordable health care,” said Rep. Aguilar. “I fought hard to cut out-of-pocket health costs for Inland Empire families and I will continue to fight to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, break down barriers to health care and make reliable health insurance more affordable.”

In March 2021, when the American Rescue Plan was signed into law, eligibility for coverage was expanded and premium tax credits for the ACA were temporarily enhanced. In California, Rep. Aguilar and Democrats helped a total of 590,000 Californians and a record 5.8 million Americans newly enroll in free or affordable health plans since the start of the Biden Administration.

Rep. Aguilar serves as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and as a member of the House Committee on Appropriations.