Representative Jason Crow

Representing the 6th District of Colorado

Crow Leads Roundtable with Patients and Health Care Providers to Discuss Need for Access to Affordable Health Care

June 14, 2019
Press Release
Participants Described the Lifesaving Provisions of the ACA and Why Congress Needs to Continue to Improve Health Care Access and Affordability

Health care advocates and providers shared their stories today with Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06), who has co-sponsored 19 health care bills since taking office six months ago. Crow and House Democrats have been focused on advancing their health care agenda, including voting to pass the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act to lower costs of health care services and prescription drugs and improve the quality of care.

 

“Since arriving in Congress, I have heard from hundreds of families in our community about the urgency to protect the Affordable Care Act, and move forward to expand access to care and reduce the cost of health insurance and prescription drugs,” said Crow. “Today, I had the opportunity to hear directly from those who are impacted by the skyrocketing cost of health care. These stories demonstrate the need to fight for more affordable and more accessible care across my district and the rest of Colorado.”

 

During the event, Crow was joined by six patient advocates including Laura Packard, who moved to Colorado because of the healthcare protections our state offers, Nic Wismann, whose daughter had two liver transplants by the age of 4, and Rachel Wall, who was born with a pre-existing condition. The speakers highlighted the lifesaving care they or their loved ones received due to the protections provided by the ACA.

 

Health care providers from the Salud Family Health Center discussed how the ACA improved health care access for people with pre-existing conditions and those in low-income or underserved communities.

 

During the event, Representative Crow reasserted his commitment to represent every family and member of the community by following through on his promise to make health care more accessible and affordable.