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Protect Our Care, Members of Congress Using February Recess to Address the High Cost of Prescription Drugs

By February 18, 2020No Comments

As members of Congress return to their districts for the February recess this week, Protect Our Care is taking the opportunity to show Americans that Democrats remain committed to lowering the cost of prescription drugs. This week, Protect Our Care will host a groundswell of activity, including press conferences, town halls and roundtable discussions with members of Congress and health care advocates across the country to highlight the work Democrats have championed to lower drug prices for Americans. While Congress passed House Democrats’ landmark bill, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3) last year, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans refuse to take up the bill or any legislation related to lowering the cost of prescription drugs that includes giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower prices – a policy that is the most effective way to lower drug prices for Americans.

For additional information about individual events, please reach out to [email protected].

Here’s a look at some of the events Protect Our Care has planned over the Congressional recess:

February 18, 2020

IA: Press Conference with Progress Iowa, Indivisible Iowa and Iowa Citizen Action Network outside Sen. Ernst’s Office in Cedar Rapids, IA at 12PM CT

MN: Roundtable with Sen. Tina Smith, patients and providers in Minneapolis, MN at 10AM CT

February 19, 2020

NH: Roundtable with Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) in Rye, NH

February 20, 2020

CO: Health Care Day of Action with Colorado Consumer Health Initiative in Denver, CO at 8AM CT

NC: Press Call with North Carolina Health Care Advocates at 11AM ET

NV: Press Conference with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04) 

PA: Press Conference with Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) in Dunmore, PA

February 21, 2020

ME: Press Conference at State Capitol in Augusta, ME

February 23, 2020

AZ: Health Care Town Hall with Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Honest Arizona

February 25, 2020

WI: Press Conference with Citizen Action