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06.07.2021 / Press Release

Media Advisory – June 8 Virtual Roundtable – United for Health: A Dialogue on Health Reform

June 8 Virtual Roundtable –

United for Health: A Dialogue on Health Reform

This week, Congress is coming back from their Memorial Day Recess and will be determining their priorities for the next recovery package. Voters and stakeholders from different backgrounds across the country think health should be at the top of the list. This is true across party lines and stakeholder groups. And it’s the case for families, businesses, and employers, according to several polls.

On June 8 at 3:00 EST, Leaders from Families USA, Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), and Small Business Majority (SBM) will hold a virtual roundtable discussion about the unity across diverse segments that want Congress to prioritize health care in recovery legislation.  A question and answer session will follow. To join this virtual media-only event, please see the details below.

The roundtable will also highlight three recent health care polls showing widespread support among various stakeholders for bold Congressional action on health care reform.

Seventy-five percent of voters said health care should be a top or high priority for Biden and Congress this year, Families USA’s poll found. The PBGH poll shows that 85% of respondents said the government will be required to play a greater role in providing health care coverage and containing costs in the next five-to-10 years; 83% said such actions would be better for their business, and 86% said these actions would be better for their employees. And accessing health insurance has been a top barrier for small businesses during the pandemic, as indicated by SBM’s poll. More than 1 in 3 (34%) say it’s a challenge getting health insurance coverage for themselves and their employees.

Virtual Roundtable Details

Title: United for Health: A Dialogue on Health Reform (via Zoom)

Date:              June 8, 2021

Time:             3:00 – 3:30 pm EST

Speakers (confirmed):

  • Frederick Isasi, Executive Director, Families USA
  • Elizabeth Mitchell, President and CEO, Purchaser Business Group on Health
  • John Arensmeyer Founder & CEO, Small Business Majority

Registration:

To register for the virtual event or if you have any questions, please contact Lisa Holland, lholland@familiesusa.org, 202-695-5160 (cell). Upon registration, you will be sent a link to join the event.