***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 11:00 AM EST***

Charleston, WV — On Thursday, October 14 at 11:00 ET, Protect Our Care Founder and Chair Leslie Dach and local advocates will join Protect Our Care West Virginia for a virtual press event, calling on Congress to deliver lower costs and better care to Americans by passing all of President Biden’s health care priorities in the Build Back Better budget package, including allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. New polling on behalf of Protect Our Care shows that 74% of West Virginians across party lines support giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices.

Congress is closing in on a budget agreement that will transform the lives of West Virginians and American families nationwide. Giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices is the single most effective way to bring down drug prices, potentially saving patients more than $150 billion and creating $500 billion in savings for the federal government. 

Still, Big Pharma is ramping up its lobbying and scare tactics to protect its profits and lie to the American people. This event will make clear that this is not the time for half measures; Congress must give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices for all Americans. 

PRESS EVENT: 

WHO:
Leslie Dach, Protect Our Care Founder and Chair
Dr. Jessica Ice, Executive Director of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care
Ryan Frankenberry, State Coordinator for WV Working Families Party
Mindy Salango, West Virginia Patient and Advocate 

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference Calling on Congress to Lower Drug Prices

WHERE: Register for the Event Here

WHEN: Thursday, October 14 at 11:00 AM ET