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State of the Union 2024: Biden is Bringing Down Health Care Costs as GOP Threats Loom

By March 5, 2024No Comments

On Thursday, March 7, President Biden will deliver his final State of the Union address before the 2024 election, highlighting the stakes for American health care. According to press reports, President Biden will celebrate the administration’s health accomplishments and outline further action to lower costs and improve care for people across the nation. This builds on his work of expanding affordable coverage, lowering prescription drug costs, strengthening Medicaid for moms and kids, and reducing inequities in care. This year, a record 21.3 million people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, seniors are saving on insulin and vaccine costs, and Medicare is negotiating lower prices for some of the costliest drugs on the market. 

Republicans, on the other hand, are intensifying their war on health care. Trump is escalating his threats to repeal the ACA while Republican lawmakers and their allies are working overtime to dismantle reproductive care, hike premiums, slash Medicare and Medicaid, reverse recent coverage gains, and raise prescription drug costs for the American people. The contrast could not be more clear:


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