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Laura Packard

Laura Packard

Laura Packard is a small business owner and health care advocate, and founder of Health Care Voices, a non-profit grassroots organization for adults with serious medical conditions, senior advisor to Be a Hero, and co-chair of Health Care Voter.

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Without renewal of ACA subsidies, tens of millions face skyrocketing premium increases

By: - July 26, 2022

Five years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Yet I’m the lucky one. I could afford to get treatment. Too many people in America don’t have the health care they need, even today. The 2021 American Rescue Plan included subsidies to make health insurance more affordable than ever, resulting in a record-breaking […]

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Nevada needs a public health insurance option now

By: - May 25, 2021

Four years ago, I was just another successful and healthy small business owner in Las Vegas, or so I thought. I walked into a doctor’s office in Henderson that day with a nagging cough, and walked out with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. I’m still here today, in remission, thanks to the care I received. […]

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Guest op-ed: Junk insurance plans almost killed me. Trump just made them worse.

By: - August 1, 2018

On Wednesday morning, the American people learned that the Trump administration had expanded junk insurance plans that are designed to allow insurance companies to vastly cut benefits and profit off of American working families. This move is yet another Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act and on the lives millions of Americans across the […]