***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 AND THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021***

THIS WEEK: Members of Congress and Health Care Storytellers Call for Congressional Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Washington, DC — On Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27, U.S. Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH-17), Susan Wild (D-PA-07), and Chris Pappas (D-NH-01) along with health care advocates and storytellers will join Protect Our Care for events to emphasize the impact of high prescription drug prices and to call for Congress to take action on this urgent issue.

In 2019, House Democrats passed the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), bold legislation to give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug costs — the single most effective measure to bring down drug prices. In April, House Democrats reintroduced this legislation, giving Congress another opportunity to lower prescription drug costs and meet the demands of voters.

Protect Our Care recently launched The Campaign to Reduce Drug Prices with an ad running on television nationally and digitally in 12 key states to demonstrate the urgent need for comprehensive legislation to lower drug prices.

WEDNESDAY

NEW HAMPSHIRE

WHO:
U.S. Representative Chris Pappas (D-NH-01)
Eva Castillo, New Hampshire Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees
Lucy C. Hodder, Director, Health Law and Policy UNH School of Law
Bruno Soares, health care advocate

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference

WHERE: Register for the Event Here

WHEN: Wednesday, May 26 at 11:00 AM ET

OHIO

WHO:
U.S. Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH-17)
Caylan Fazio, health care advocate
Lourdes Barroso de Padilla, advocate with personal and family story

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference

WHERE: Register for the Event Here

WHEN: Wednesday, May 26, at 3:00 PM ET

 

THURSDAY

PENNSYLVANIA

WHO:

U.S. Representative Susan Wild (D-PA-07)
Mitch Lenett, health care advocate
Jean Konz, health care advocate
Adriana Nunez Gutierrez, health care advocate

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference

WHERE: Register for the Event Here

WHEN: Thursday, May 27, at 4:30 PM ET