***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH at 10:45 AM CT***
The Biden Administration Announced the First 10 Drugs That Wisconsinites Will Save Money on Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act
WAUKESHA, WI – On Tuesday, October 10th at 10:45 am CT, Protect Our Care Wisconsin will join Senator Tammy Baldwin and advocates, to discuss how Medicare negotiations will lower prescription drug costs for Wisconsinites. Sen. Baldwin will visit the Waukesha Free Clinic to highlight the recent announcement of the first ten drugs selected for Medicare price negotiation under the Baldwin-backed Inflation Reduction Act. Last week, all 10 drug companies announced they entered into agreements with Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices.
This event comes as Republicans and drug companies attack the Inflation Reduction Act by trying to derail health care policies that will bring down costs. Big drug companies are suing the federal government to protect their massive profits by halting the measure passed in the Inflation Reduction Act that empowers Medicare to negotiate drug prices while Republicans are attempting to repeal it. President Biden and Democrats in Congress are already working to expand these cost savings to more Americans, no matter what age they are or how they get their health insurance. The Biden administration is laser-focused on making medications affordable for families and ending the era of drug companies’ unchecked power and greed.
Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Senator
Amy Vega, Executive Director, Waukesha Free Clinic
Dr. Jim Brandes, Board Secretary, Director of Carroll’s Physician Assistant Program
Dr. Elizabeth Davies, Board President, Family Medicine Physician with ProHealth Care
Michael Egly, Director of Program Services, The Free Pantry Waukesha
Lynn Carey, Medicare storyteller
WHAT: Tour and Press Conference
WHEN: Tuesday, October 10 at 10:45 AM CT
WHERE: Waukesha Free Clinic, 237 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186