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TODAY: Frontline Democratic Reps. Wild and Davids on Why Medicare Negotiation Must Remain in Build Back Better Act

By October 27, 2021No Comments

***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY, OCTOBER 27 AT 1:00 PM ET // 12:00 PM CT***

As Congress Finalizes Budget Legislation, U.S. Reps. Wild and Davids Will Demonstrate the Importance of Delivering Lower Drug Prices for the American People

Washington, DC — Today, October 27 at 1:00 PM ET // 12:00 PM CT, U.S. Representatives Susan Wild (D-PA-07) and Sharice Davids (D-KS-03) will join Protect Our Care for a virtual press conference to call on their colleagues in Congress to deliver lower costs and better care to Americans by passing all of President Biden’s health care priorities in the Build Back Better budget package, including allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Rep. Wild led a letter from frontline House Democrats including Rep. Sharice Davids to Democratic leadership urging them to include Medicare negotiation power in the upcoming reconciliation bill. Rep. Davids wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post with other frontline Democrats arguing that Congress must stand up to drug companies and ensure that patients come first by giving Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices.

Congress is closing in on a budget agreement that will transform the lives of American families nationwide. President Biden and Democrats are leading the charge to include Medicare negotiation and other key health care priorities in the Build Back Better package, but the fight is not over: Big Pharma has ramped up its lobbying and scare tactics to protect its profits and lie to the American people. This event will make clear that this is not the time for half measures; Congress must give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices for all Americans. 

PRESS CALL:

WHO:
U.S. Representative Susan Wild (D-PA-07)
U.S. Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS-03)
Brad Woodhouse, Executive Director of Protect Our Care

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference to Call for Medicare Negotiation to Remain in Build Back Better Act

WHERE: Register for the Event Here

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00 PM ET // 12:00 PM CT