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PRESS CALL: Senator Wyden and Rep. Welch on Broad Support for Lowering Prescription Drug Prices for the American People 

By January 24, 2022No Comments

***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 25 AT 1:30 PM ET // 10:30 AM PT***

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT-AL) will join Protect Our Care for a press call to discuss the ongoing efforts to ensure that the final iteration of the Build Back Better Act includes strong measures to bring down prescription drug prices. The event comes after President Biden emphasized his dedication to bringing down prescription drug prices last week. 

Along with West Virginia-based storyteller Mindy Salango, speakers will call for all of the drug pricing provisions in the House-passed bill, including giving Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices, limiting insulin prices for diabetics, capping out-of-pocket drug costs for seniors, and limiting outrageous price hikes. All of these polices enjoy overwhelming support from voters and would dramatically bring down health care costs for families, at a time they are worried about inflation.

PRESS CALL:

WHO:
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Representative Peter Welch (D-VT-AL)
Mindy Salango, patient advocate from Morgantown, West Virginia
Leslie Dach, Chair of Protect Our Care

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference 

WHERE: Register for the Event Here

WHEN: Tuesday, January 25 at 1:30 PM ET // 10:30 AM PT