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Published: November 2021

As the pandemic continues, the Build Back Better Act aims to provide critical assistance to American families

Consumer Action joined over 200 national, state and community organizations in thanking the House of Representatives for the momentous gains made in the Build Back Better Act, reinforcing the need to keep the package intact as it makes its way through the Senate, and urging swift passage onto signature by President Biden. By passing the historic Build Back Better bill, Congress is tackling some of the most important problems families face, by accomplishing things such as cutting taxes for working and middle class families, supporting child and elder care, making college more affordable, providing job training, and making the largest investment in battling climate change in our nation’s history.

The Build Back Better Act is landmark legislation that aims to drastically improve affordability and expand access to health insurance coverage, reduce racial health inequities, and transform the lives of millions of America’s families. The bill advances policies our communities have spent years—sometimes decades—fiercely advocating for, including closing the Medicaid coverage gap, allowing Medicare to negotiate fair drug prices, and investing in programs that address nutrition, education, housing, child care and climate change.

Lead Organization

Families USA

Other Organizations

2020 Mom | AIDS Healthcare Foundation | Allergy & Asthma Network | American Academy of Family Physicians | American Association on Health and Disability | American Association on Health and Disability and Lakeshore Foundation | American Federation of Teachers | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention | American Medical Student Association | American Muslim Health Professionals | Association for Community Affiliated Plans | Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) | Be a Hero | Center for American Progress | Community Catalyst | Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd | Consumer Action | COVID Survivors for Change | Dreaming Out Loud, Inc. | Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC) | Doctors For America | DNC/DCCC | Equitable Maternal Health Coalition | Families USA | First Focus Campaign for Children Futures Without Violence | Health Care Voices | Health Care Voter | HealthConnect One | IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA) | In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's | Reproductive Justice Agenda | Justice in Aging | Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights | Little Lobbyists | Long Term Care Community Coalition | Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc. | Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance | MomsRising | NARAL Pro-Choice America | NASTAD | National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) | National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd | National Association for Children's Behavioral Health | National Association for Home Care & Hospice | National Association of Community Health Workers

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Click here to read the letter in full and see the full list of coalition group members.

For more information, please visit Families USA.

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