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U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, Convenes Mayors from Major Population Centers in OH, NV, ME, SC to Chart a Path Forward Following Collapse of Healthcare Vote

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Tuesday, July 18th at 12pm ET, a group of mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a telephone press conference to, given the imperiled fate of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), discuss a way forward through a Senate partnership with mayors across the country in creating a bipartisan and more effective health care bill, rather than move forward with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to completely repeal the existing law.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, will lead the call, and will be joined by Dayton, OH Mayor Nan Whaley; Reno, NV Mayor Hillary Schieve; Bangor, ME Mayor Joe Baldacci and Columbia, SC Mayor Stephen Benjamin in calling for Senators from their respective states to consider the impact a repeal bill – with no replacement – would have on millions of Americans – and make a local and national case for a way forward with input from bipartisan mayors across the country, and without Washington politics. Mayors will discuss how any Senate bill must ensure coverage and treatment for Americans with addiction, avoid cuts to Medicaid that would put our country’s most vulnerable at increased risk and devastate community health and municipal budgets.

TUESDAY, JULY 18TH

WHO:

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayor Steve Benjamin, Columbia (SC), Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayor Nan Whaley, Dayton (OH)

Mayor Hillary Schieve, Reno (NV)

Mayor Joe Baldacci, Bangor (ME)

Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director, U.S. Conference of Mayors

WHAT:

Mayors’ Press Conference Call on the Senate Revised Healthcare Bill

WHEN:       

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 12:00 pm ET to 12:45 pm ET

HOW:     

Conference Call Number 1 (866) 868-1282 or 1 (847) 413-2405 | Passcode: 7208 318#  

 

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About the Author:

Sara Durr is a member of our communications team at the Conference. She can be contacted by phone at 202-215-1811 or via email at sara@durrcommunications.com.