Washington, DC — The American Families Plan builds on the historic health care gains of the American Rescue Plan by making its dramatic reduction in health insurance premiums permanent. President Biden has a plan to give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices, a move that will also benefit Americans not on Medicare. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement:

“The American Families Plan makes crystal clear that Joe Biden is a health care president. This plan builds on the strong foundation of the Affordable Care Act and the American Rescue Plan to create a better and healthier America. President Biden, Democrats in Congress and a strong bipartisan majority of the American people support these policies and expect them to be enacted. Making premium reductions permanent, reducing drug prices by giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower prices, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, and lowering the eligibility age of Medicare are historic improvements to America’s health care.”