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PRESS CALL: Rep. Peter Welch on the State of Play for Medicare Negotiation in Build Back Better Act

By October 29, 2021No Comments


As Congress Finalizes Budget Legislation, U.S. Rep. Welch Will Call on Congress to Deliver Lower Drug Prices for the American People

Washington, DC — Today, Friday, October 29 at 1:30 PM ET, U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT-AL) will join Protect Our Care for a press call to discuss ongoing efforts to include strong provisions on Medicare negotiation in the final Build Back Better package and to call on Congress to deliver lower costs and better care to Americans by allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Medicare negotiation is widely supported by nearly every Democratic member of Congress and 9 in 10 Americans.

Yesterday, Democrats announced a framework for the Build Back Better Act that fails to include any measures to lower prescription drug prices. Democratic leadership have pledged to include Medicare negotiation in the final bill. 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. 

U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT-AL)
Leslie Dach, Chair of Protect Our Care

WHAT: Press Call on the State of Play for Medicare Negotiations in Build Back Better Act 

WHERE: Register for the Event Here