Washington, DC – The National Health Law Program emphatically celebrates the news that the United States House of Representatives has passed the Build Back Better Act, which now heads to the Senate. This $1.75 trillion legislation promises to positively impact the lives and well-being of millions of individuals and families across the nation. The bill seeks to address longstanding inequities in health care and broader racial injustices in health; provide new economic and social supports for low- and middle-income individuals and families; and help fight climate change.
We call on the Senate to swiftly vote on the bill and look forward to the Build Back Better Act being signed into law.
We are also eager to provide advocates with the resources they need to understand “Build Back Better,” its impact on health care delivery and services, and how the law will be implemented. Our “Build Back Better” series, which will be rolled out in the coming weeks, will focus on health-related provisions in the Act. Some of the issues the series will cover include the Medicaid coverage gap, Home and Community Based Services, maternal health, behavioral health, and drug pricing negotiations.
We encourage you to explore our back catalog of materials touching on issues of health care and race, access and health equity.