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TODAY: Rep. Susie Lee and Advocates Join Protect Our Care in Nevada and Arizona to Highlight President Biden’s Call to Build on Historic Health Care Wins in State of the Union Address

By February 9, 2023No Comments


Lawmakers Have Long Promised to Rein in High Drug Prices, Lower Health Costs, and Expand Access — President Biden and Democrats Are Getting the Job Done.

During President Biden’s State of the Union address, he celebrated the administration’s accomplishments and outlined further action to lower costs and improve care for people across the nation. During the speech, President Biden called on Congress to make lower health care premiums permanent, expand the monthly $35 insulin cap to everyone, close the Medicaid coverage gap for remaining states, and extend Medicare solvency. Prior to the president’s address, Protect Our Care released its agenda for 2023, calling on Congress to keep up the momentum to lower health care costs, improve care, and advance health equity.

Last year, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, which lowered prescription drug and premium costs for millions of seniors and families. Two weeks ago, HHS announced that a record 16.3 million people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. The administration has also worked to stop surprise billing, strengthen maternal care, and reduce racial, rural, and other disparities in our health care system. Now, President Biden and Democrats in Congress are working to build on these health care gains. Republicans, on the other hand, are doubling down on their war on health care by raising premiums, ending Medicare and Medicaid as we know it, reversing recent coverage gains, and hiking prescription drug costs for the American people. 

Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-NV-03)
Barb Hartzell, Nevadan health care storyteller
Donna West, Nevadan health care storyteller

WHEN: February 9th at 11:00 AM PT

WHERE: Register to join the Zoom event (Registration required) 

Saundra Neely-Cole, President of Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans
David Lucier, President of Arizona Veterans and Military Leadership Alliance
Protect Our Care Arizona

WHEN: Thursday, February 9 at 2 PM MST

WHERE: Register to join the Zoom event (Registration required)