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TODAY: Senator Mark Kelly and Advocates to Discuss Lowering Costs for Arizonans

By September 6, 2023No Comments


The Biden Administration Announced the First 10 Drugs That Arizonans Will Save Money on Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act

Phoenix, AZ  — On Wednesday, September 6 at 12:15 PM MST // 3:15 PM EDT, Senator Mark Kelly will join Protect Our Care Arizona to discuss how Medicare negotiations will lower prescription drug costs for Arizonans. The Biden administration recently announced the first 10 drugs that will have lower prices negotiated by Medicare under the Inflation Reduction Act, which was passed by Democrats last year. Prescription medicines cannot work if people cannot afford to take them, and high drug prices are keeping too many Americans from the health care they need. Speakers will discuss what these efforts mean for Arizonans and how lowering the cost of health care and prescription drugs remains central to the Inflation Reduction Act’s popularity.

This event comes as Republicans and drug companies attack the Inflation Reduction Act by trying to derail health care policies that will bring down costs. Big drug companies are suing the federal government to protect their massive profits by halting the measure passed in the Inflation Reduction Act that empowers Medicare to negotiate drug prices while Republicans are attempting to repeal it. President Biden and Democrats in Congress are already working to expand these cost savings to more Americans, no matter what age they are or how they get their health insurance. The Biden administration is laser-focused on making medications affordable for families and ending the era of drug companies’ unchecked power and greed.


United States Senator Mark Kelly
Linda Somo, President, Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans
Allison LeFebvre, Arizona patient & health care advocate
Kathy Saulsberry, Arizona patient & health care advocate

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference

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

WHEN: Wednesday, September 6 at 12:15 PM MST // 3:15 PM EDT