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TODAY: Protect Our Care Actions in Arizona and New Jersey Demand That Medicare Negotiation be Passed in Build Back Better Package

By October 5, 2021No Comments

Protect Our Care Continued to Urge Senators Sinema (D-AZ) and Menendez (D-NJ) to Lower Prescription Drug Costs with Website Ad Takeover, Radio Ad, Mobile Billboard, Press Events

Protect Our Care continued its events and activities calling on Congress to deliver lower costs and better care to American families by passing all of President Biden’s health care priorities in the Build Back Better budget package. Democrats are closing in on a budget agreement that could give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices, close the Medicaid coverage gap, expand Medicare benefits to include vision, dental and hearing, and reduce health care costs for millions of people purchasing coverage on their own. These proposals are overwhelmingly popular among voters of all parties.

Today’s events made clear that all of these health care reforms are essential to the success of the Build Back Better package. And with Republicans bought and paid for by Big Pharma and other special interests, we need every Democrat to keep up the fight. Protect Our Care will continue to ensure that lawmakers understand the importance of lowering drug prices and expanding care and hold those that fight reform accountable.


WEBSITE AD TAKEOVER: Protect Our Care placed ads today in the Arizona Capital Times calling for Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to meet the demands of her constituents and support giving Medicare the power to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices. The ads were placed in advance of an event with Will Humble, who appeared in a POC radio ad last week.

PRESS EVENT: Will Humble, Executive Director of the Arizona Public Health Association, joined the Arizona chapter of AARP on Morning Scoop for a press event highlighting the benefits for all consumers of allowing Medicare to negotiate the prices of prescription drugs. In Arizona, the cost of prescription drugs grew 69% faster than the average resident’s income from 2015 to 2019, forcing many to choose between medication and rent, groceries or other necessities. 


MOBILE BILLBOARD: A mobile billboard sponsored by Protect Our Care appeared at an event sponsored by Our Revolution in front of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s (D-NJ) Jersey City office calling on the senator to stand up to Big Pharma and bring relief to New Jersey’s seniors and families who struggle to afford their medications. This event made it clear that Senator Menendez must not cower to the demands of drug companies and deliver on his promises to his constituents and all Americans.