Protect Our Care Hosted Activities in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio

Protect Our Care continued its events and activities calling on members of Congress to pass all of President Biden’s health care priorities in the Build Back Better Act. Democrats are continuing to negotiate a final budget agreement that will give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices, extend coverage to millions by closing the Medicaid coverage gap, expand Medicare benefits to include vision, dental and hearing, and reduce health care costs for millions of people purchasing coverage on their own. Polling released this week from Public Policy Polling on behalf of Protect Our Care confirms these proposals are overwhelmingly popular among voters in key congressional districts.

Through press events, TV and radio ads, and polling, Protect Our Care continued to convey that President Biden’s health care priorities are among the most consequential policies to Americans’ health and well-being and remain central to the popularity of the Build Back Better package. Leading up to the final passage of the Build Back Better Act, Protect Our Care will work to ensure lawmakers understand the importance of lowering drug prices and expanding coverage so all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care. 

ARIZONA

TV AD: Protect Our Care announced a new television ad highlighting the late U.S. Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) strong support for allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices. The ad urges U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to do the right thing and support legislation to end the current ban and give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices  for all Americans.

Watch the Ad Here.

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CALIFORNIA

RADIO AD: Protect Our Care released a new radio ad on KOGO-AM and KGB-FM San Diego calling on Representative Scott Peters (D-CA-52) to give Medicare the power to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices for all Americans. In the ad, San Diego nurse Rachel Compton tells the devastating story of her patient who passed away because he couldn’t afford the medications he needed to survive. 

Listen to the Radio Ad Here.

NEW POLL: A new Public Policy Polling survey finds strong bipartisan support in California’s 52nd Congressional District for the key reforms to health care that are part of the Build Back Better Plan that will lower drug costs and insurance premiums, expand Medicare benefits, and increase coverage. 81% of CA-52 voters say they support giving Medicare the power to lower prescription drug prices for all Americans, with 63% saying they strongly support it. Just 11% say they oppose it. 

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FLORIDA

NEW POLL: A new Public Policy Polling survey finds strong bipartisan support in Florida’s 7th Congressional District for the key reforms to health care that are part of the Build Back Better Plan that will lower drug costs and insurance premiums, expand Medicare benefits, and increase coverage. 80% of FL-07 voters say they support giving Medicare the power to lower prescription drug prices for all Americans, with 65% saying they strongly support it. Just 11% say they oppose it. 

Read the Full Poll Results Here. 

GEORGIA

PRESS EVENT:  State Senator Nan Orrock and local health advocates joined Protect Our Care Georgia at an event to call on Congress to bring relief to Georgians struggling to afford their medications by giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices. 

Watch the Event Here.

NEW JERSEY

PRESS CALL: New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and local advocates joined Protect Our Care New Jersey at an event to call on Congress to stand up to Big Pharma and bring relief to New Jerseyans struggling to afford their medications by giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices.

Watch the Full Event Here.

NEW POLL: A new Public Policy Polling survey finds strong bipartisan support in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District for the key reforms to health care that are part of the Build Back Better Plan that will lower drug costs and insurance premiums, expand Medicare benefits, and increase coverage. 77% of NJ-05 voters say they support giving Medicare the power to lower prescription drug prices for all Americans, with 61% saying they strongly support it. Just 11% say they oppose it. 

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NEW YORK

NEW POLL: A new Public Policy Polling survey finds strong bipartisan support in New York’s 4th Congressional District for the key reforms to health care that are part of the Build Back Better Plan that will lower drug costs and insurance premiums, expand Medicare benefits, and increase coverage. 78% of NY-04 voters say they support giving Medicare the power to lower prescription drug prices for all Americans, with 63% saying they strongly support it. Just 13% say they oppose it.

Read the Full Poll Results Here.

OHIO

PRESS EVENT: State Rep. Brigid Kelly, Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown and local advocates on Wednesday joined Protect Our Care Ohio for a virtual event to call on Congress to stand up to Big Pharma, and bring relief to Ohioans struggling to afford their medications by giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices.

Watch the Event Here.