***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, JULY 25 at 10 AM MST // 1 PM EDT***
Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, Arizonans Are Saving on Health Care Costs
Phoenix, AZ – On Tuesday, July 25 at 10 AM MST // 1 PM EDT, U.S. Representative Greg Stanton (D-AZ-04) will join Protect Our Care Arizona, experts, and advocates to discuss the Biden-Harris administration’s next steps in implementing the Inflation Reduction Act’s Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program. The administration released the final guidance outlining the process for negotiation, and by September 1, the ten drugs that are selected for the first round of price negotiations will be announced.
Speakers will also discuss a new fact sheet from Protect Our Care outlining how the Inflation Reduction Act reduces health care costs for Arizonans— with even more savings on the way as the law’s provisions to give Medicare the power to negotiate and cap seniors’ prescription drug costs take effect. The new fact sheet follows new polling that shows the health care measures in the Inflation Reduction Act are the most popular in the entire bill.
This event comes as big drug companies are attacking the Inflation Reduction Act in Congress and the courts. Pharmaceutical giants Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, Astellas Pharma, and Johnson & Johnson-owned Janssen Pharmaceuticals, as well as the industry’s trade association PhRMA, are laser-focused on undermining the Inflation Reduction Act by filing lawsuits to protect their profits and stop the administration from negotiating lower drug prices. Big Pharma’s allies in Congress have already introduced legislation to repeal the Inflation Reduction Act’s prescription drug provisions, which would increase drug costs for millions of seniors.
U.S. Representative Greg Stanton (D-AZ-04)
Will Humble, Executive Director, Arizona Public Health Association
Dora Vasquez, Executive Director, Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans
Kathy Saulsberry, Arizona Patient, and Health Care Advocate
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHEN: Tuesday, July 25 at 10 AM MST // 1 PM EDT
WHERE: Register to join the Zoom event (Registration required)