Build Back Better Act Clears Major Hurdle

The Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill, approved by the U.S. House of Representatives today, includes numerous provisions that would dramatically strengthen and expand both public and private health insurance coverage.

The Build Back Better Act prioritizes children’s health, takes critical steps to address our nation’s maternal health crisis, helps close the coverage gap for people left behind when their states refused to expand Medicaid and improves accessibility and affordability of the Affordable Care Act marketplace plans. Please read the full brief by Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and Center on Health Insurance Reforms to learn more about how the budget reconciliation bill will strengthen health coverage and access to care for children and families nationwide.

The Senate is expected to consider the BBB budget reconciliation bill within the next few weeks.

Edwin Park is a Research Professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families.