***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 AT 10:00 AM ET***
The Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Costs, Help Floridians Save on Premiums, and Allow Medicare to Negotiate Drug Prices
Orlando, FL — Today, at 10:00 AM, Rep. Darren Soto will join Protect Our Care Florida along with healthcare advocates to discuss Senate Democrats passing the Inflation Reduction Act, a historic piece of legislation that will lower prescription drug costs and health insurance premiums for millions of Americans. The House is expected to vote on the legislation this week.
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 extends the enhanced premium tax credits for millions of Americans who buy health insurance on their own and gives Medicare the power to negotiate lower prescription drug prices, caps seniors’ out-of-pocket costs for drugs at $2,000 per year, caps insulin costs at $35/month for seniors, and stops Big Pharma’s egregious annual price hikes. These measures will help lower costs for millions of working families and address the deep racial inequities in our healthcare system.
President Biden and the Democrats have been working tirelessly to pass meaningful health care reform in Congress, and now have a historic opportunity to bring down costs for Floridians, and families across the country.
Rep. Darren Soto ( D-FL-9th)
Anne Packham, Marketplace Project Director at Primary Care Access Network
Veronica Salsman, ACA Storyteller
Michael Womack, State Director for Protect Our Care Florida
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHERE: Register to join the Zoom event (Registration required)
WHEN: Wednesday, August 10th at 10:00 AM