***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT 12:00 PM EST***

Augusta, ME — Today, Wednesday, November 10 at 12:00 PM ET, state lawmakers and local health care advocates will join Protect Our Care Maine, calling on Congress to immediately pass the Build Back Better Act. The coalition will also discuss significant health care provisions in the Build Back Better Act —including giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices, addressing the Medicaid coverage gap, and much more — to lower costs and improve access to health care.

This transformative act by President Biden and Democrats in Congress will reduce racial disparities in health care, create healthier communities, and strengthen the economy. The health care measures in Build Back Better will lower costs and improve and expand access to lifesaving care. Once passed by Congress and signed into law, the Build Back Better act will be the most significant expansion of affordable health care since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. 

VIRTUAL EVENT:
WHO:
Maine State Senate President Troy Jackson
Ann Woloson, Maine Consumers for Affordable Health Care
Marie Follayttar, Mainers for Accountable Leadership
Sharon Pelletier-Ayer, Bangor Resident
Brad Woodhouse, Protect Our Care Executive Director 

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference Calling on Congress to Pass Build Back Better Act With Health Care Provisions Including Medicare Negotiations to Lower Drug Costs

WHERE: Register for the Event Here 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 10 at 12:00 PM EST