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TODAY: Rep. Slotkin, Local Elected Officials, Health Care Professionals, Advocates Join Protect Our Care Bus Tour to Tell Michiganders Help is on the Way Through Inflation Reduction Act

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Care Force One Rolls into Lansing and Flint on Tuesday, October 11th as Part of Nationwide “Lower Cost, Better Care” Tour

Watch All Bus Tour Stops Live Here.

Michigan – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and local elected officials will join health care advocates and local residents in stops in Lansing and Flint, Michigan as part of Protect Our Care’s nationwide bus tour to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act’s measures to drive down health care costs for millions of working families and seniors. At the October 11 events, speakers will discuss how the bill can help reduce costs for Michiganders, including seniors, people with disabilities, people of color, and rural Americans. 

The “Lower Costs, Better Care” five-week tour will thank lawmakers who fought tirelessly to pass this historic bill and call out Republicans in Congress for rejecting measures to lower costs for millions of working families and seniors and addressing deep inequities in our health care system. Lawmakers have long worked to lower health costs and rein in high drug prices — but President Biden and Democrats in Congress actually got the job done— with help on the way in just a matter of months. Read more about the Inflation Reduction Act’s health care provisions here.


Rep. John Cherry (D-MI-49)
Linda Hamacher, Genesee County senior citizen and President Emeritus of the Genesee Health Plan
Dr. Lawrence Reynolds, interim President/CEO of the Greater Flint Health Coalition
Laura Packard, health care advocate, stage 4 cancer survivor

WHERE: Care Force One, Flint Farmer’s Market, 300 East First St., Flint (at the intersection of 1st and Wallenberg streets)

WHEN: Tuesday, October 11 at 10:30 AM


U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-08)
Laura Packard, health care advocate, stage 4 cancer survivor
Dr. Farhan Bhatti, CEO and Medical Director of Care Free Medical
Eric Schneidewind, Delta Township resident and senior on Medicare

WHERE: Care Force One, corner of Allegan and Walnut streets, southwest of Michigan Capitol

WHEN: Tuesday, October 11 at 2:30 PM

For more information on the Protect Our Care “Lower Cost, Better Care” Bus Tour visit