*** MEDIA ADVISORY: TUESDAY AUGUST 23 AT 11 AM ET ***
The Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Costs, Help Michiganders Save on Premiums, and Allow Medicare to Negotiate Drug Prices
Flint, Michigan — On Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 11 AM ET, a Michigan retiree and mom to a disabled daughter as well as a health care advocate will join Congressman Dan Kildee of Flint to discuss the Inflation Reduction Act, historic legislation that will lower prescription drug costs and health insurance premiums for millions of Americans.
The Inflation Reduction Act will lower the cost of health insurance and drive down prescription drug prices by giving Medicare the power to negotiate, capping seniors’ out-of-pocket costs for drugs at $2,000 per year, capping insulin costs, and stopping Big Pharma’s egregious price hikes. This bill will help lower costs for millions of working families, address the deep racial inequities in our health care system and save lives. This historic legislation ends a 20-year era of pharmaceutical companies’ greed taking precedence over the health and well-being of the American people.
By passing this legislation, President Biden and Democrats delivered on their promise to lower health care costs and rein in high drug prices — a stark contrast from every Republican who voted no. American families have been asking and waiting for this day, and now help is on the way.
Cheryl Hadsall, a retiree who cares for a disabled daughter with diabetes
Jim Milanowski, president and CEO of Genesee Health Plan
Congressman Dan Kildee of Flint
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHEN: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 11 AM ET
WHERE: Register to join the Zoom event (Registration required)