***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 11:00 AM ET***
Coalition Will Call on U.S. Rep. Murphy to Support the Build Back Better Agenda, Including Lowering Prescription Drug Prices via Medicare Negotiations and Medicaid Expansion
Orlando, FL — Today, Wednesday October 6 11:00 AM ET, healthcare advocates, medical professionals, and faith leaders in Central Florida will hold a virtual event urging U.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy (D-FL-07) to support lowering prescription drug prices and expanding Medicaid by voting for President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.
Through the reconciliation bill currently being debated in Congress, Democrats are committed to lowering drug prices for American families. Though Representative Murphy voted for H.R. 3 in 2019, she has since indicated that she may not be supportive of similar healthcare measures in the current reconciliation package.
In Florida, there is currently overwhelming, bipartisan support for Medicare negotiation and the need to lower prescription drug prices in Representative Murphy’s district. Last month, a poll released by Public Policy Polling confirmed that voters in Representative Murphy’s district overwhelmingly support giving Medicare the power to lower prescription drug prices for all Americans. This event will make clear that Representative Murphy must deliver on her promises to her constituents and all Americans by supporting the Build Back Better Agenda.
Janice Poirier, Ed.S., President Florida Education Association Retired, National Education Association Retired Executive Council
Donesa Jackson, Regional VP of Central Florida for Florida Alliance for Retired Americans
Rev. Dr. Russel Meyer, Executive Director of Florida Council of Churches
Scott Darius, Executive Director for Florida Voices for Health
WHAT: Virtual Event Calling on U.S. Rep. Murphy to Support the Build Back Better Agenda, Including Lowering Prescription Drug Prices via Medicare Negotiations and Medicaid Expansion
WHERE: Register for the Event Here
WHEN: Wednesday, October 6 at 11:00 AM ET