U.S. Representatives Peter Welch, (D-VT-AL), Annie Kuster (D-NH-02), Susan Wild (D-PA-07), VT Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, ME Attorney General Aaron Frey Will Headline “Lower Costs, Better Care” Events in Six States

Washington, DC — On the first week of Protect Our Care’s 8,600-mile, 36-event, 19-state “Lower Costs, Better Care” bus tour, “Care Force One” will make stops in six states to demonstrate the urgent need to lower health costs, expand coverage, and reduce racial disparities in care. During each stop, national and local elected officials, health care advocates and storytellers will promote the work of President Biden and dozens of Democratic lawmakers who are leading the charge to advance American health care and hold Republicans accountable for continuing to reject measures to improve care and lower costs for the American people.

Throughout the nationwide tour, participants will advocate to give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices for all Americans, create a federal solution to close the Medicaid coverage gap, expand Medicare benefits to include vision, dental and hearing, and reduce health insurance premiums by making permanent the provisions of the American Rescue Plan so millions of people can continue to access low-cost coverage.

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MONDAY

BANGOR, MAINE:
WHO:
Attorney General Aaron Frey (D-ME)
State Sen. President Troy Jackson
State Rep. Joe Perry
Lee Humphrey, Consumers for Affordable Health Care
Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate

WHERE: Pierce Park: 145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401

WHEN: Monday, August 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM ET

PORTLAND, MAINE:
WHO:
State Senator Stacy Brenner
State Rep. Colleen Madigan
Kate Ende, Consumers for Affordable Health Care
Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate

WHERE: Portland City Hall, ​​389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101

WHEN: Monday, August 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET

TUESDAY

BURLINGTON, VERMONT:
WHO:
U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT-AL)
State Rep. Taylor Small
Sarah DeSilvey, health care advocate
Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate

WHERE: Oakledge Park, 11 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT 05401

WHEN: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET

WEDNESDAY

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:
WHO:
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH-02)
Dr. Nick Perencevich, M.D.
Jay Gupta, Harbor Care’s Director of Pharmacy
Sandra Pratt, health care storyteller
Lisa Beaudoin, health care storyteller
Arnie Arnesen, health care storyteller
Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate

WHERE: City Plaza: In Front of State House: 107 N Main St, Concord, NH 03303

WHEN: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM ET

THURSDAY

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA:
WHO:
U.S. Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA-07)
Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate

WHERE: Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

WHEN: Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM ET

FRIDAY

TEANECK, NEW JERSEY:
WHO:
State Senator Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg
Dr. Aakash Shah, emergency medicine physician and health care advocate
Maura Collingsgru, health care advocate
Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate

WHERE: TBD

WHEN: Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM ET

The Protect Our Care “Lower Costs, Better Care” Tour Continues In:

New Brunswick, New Jersey on Monday, August 16, 2021
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Monday, August 16, 2021
Burlington County, New Jersey on Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Dover, Delaware on Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Morgantown, West Virginia on Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Youngstown, Ohio on Thursday, August 19, 2021
Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, August 19, 2021
Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday, August 20, 2021
Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, August 20, 2021
Parkersburg, West Virginia on Monday, August 23, 2021
Charleston, West Virginia on Monday, August 23, 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Orlando, Florida on Thursday, August 26, 2021
Tampa, Florida on Thursday, August 26, 2021
Denver, Colorado on Monday, August 30, 2021
Flagstaff, Arizona on Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Tucson, Arizona on Wednesday, September 1, 2021
San Diego, California on Thursday, September 2, 2021
Anaheim, California on Thursday, September 2, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, September 3, 2021

For more information on the Protect Our Care “Lower Costs, Better Care” Bus Tour visit https://www.protectourcare.org/bus-tour/.