December 20, 2021  

CONTACT: Kathy Melley, (617) 791-0708 


(BOSTON, MA)  In light of recent developments regarding the Build Back Better Act and as we look to the new year, Community Catalyst will continue to work hard alongside policymakers and advocates across the country to deliver critically-needed improvements in health care affordability, access and equity for every community across the country. The Build Back Better Act passed by the U.S. House includes essential investments that would advance health equity, expand access to health coverage, reduce health insurance premiums, strengthen home and community-based services for older adults and people with disabilitiesdrive down the cost of prescription drugs, and ensure health coverage for both pregnant people and individuals leaving incarceration.  

Statement of Community Catalyst Executive Director Emily Stewart in response to developments regarding the Build Back Better Act:  

The Build Back Better Act makes critically needed investments to advance health equity and improve the well-being of all people across the nationAt a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening, investments in people’s health are more essential than ever. This bill would substantially reduce the cost of health coverage, expand access to health care for millions and provide much-needed relief to America’s families when they need it most.  

“People across America are looking to policymakers to provide the security the Build Back Better Act delivers so they can stay healthy, prosper and thrive. Community Catalyst and our allies in the health advocacy movement are committed to continuing to push for President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, and we won’t stop fighting until this critical legislation reaches the president’s desk.”   


About Community Catalyst: 
Community Catalyst is a leading non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice. We partner with local, state and national advocates to leverage and build power so all people can influence decisions that affect their health. Health systems will not be accountable to people without a fully engaged and organized community voice. That’s why we work every day to ensure people’s interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and health care are made: in communities, state houses and on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @CommCatHealth.