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TODAY: U.S. Representatives Boyle and Wild To Discuss Why Congress Must Act Quickly to Stop Health Insurance Premium Increases for Pennsylvanians & Lower Prescription Drug Prices

***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, JULY 7 AT 1:00 PM ET***

Pennsylvania — On Thursday July 7th at 1 PM, U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle and Susan Wild will join For Our Future PA, Protect Our Care Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Health Access Network and Family Friendly Pennsylvania to discuss the need for Congressional action to make health care more affordable as household costs rise. 

A new report shows the premium tax credits included in the American Rescue Plan have made health coverage more affordable for Pennsylvanians. These premium tax credits dramatically lowered the cost of health care coverage for 375,000 Pennsylvanians. Last week, 14 Democratic governors from across the country, including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, sent a letter to congressional leadership, urging them to extend the enhanced premium tax credits that are set to expire at the end of this year.

Members of the Senate are reportedly close to a deal that would include parts of the House-passed proposal to lower prescription drug costs. The deal is slated to allow Medicare to negotiate the price of select drugs on behalf of seniors, cap seniors’ out of pocket drug costs, and penalize companies that raise prescriptions faster than inflation. Together, these two measures would significantly reduce health care costs at a time when Pennsylvania families are already facing higher costs.

VIRTUAL EVENT:

WHO:
Representative Brendan Boyle
Representative Susan Wild
Antoinette Kraus, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN)
For Our Future PA
Protect Our Care PA
Family Friendly Pennsylvania

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday July 7th at 1PM

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