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TODAY: U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. and Susan Wild Join Protect Our Care For Events in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

By August 11, 2022No Comments

***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 11***

The Inflation Reduction Act Lowers Health Care Costs for Millions of Americans

This morning, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) will host a press conference at 10 am in Woodbridge with local elected leaders and health care advocates ahead of the House passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. At the same time, Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) will join Protect Our Care Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Health Access Network, For Our Future PA, and Family Friendly Pennsylvania to emphasize the need for Congress to lower prescription drug costs by passing the Inflation Reduction Act. 

Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act will allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices for the first time in history, limit onerous price hikes, and cap seniors’ drug costs. These actions are vital to fixing the broken system that all too often forces patients to choose between paying the bills and affording the drugs they need. The bill will also dramatically lower the cost of monthly health insurance premiums for millions of Americans by extending Affordable Care Act Marketplace subsidies through the end of 2025. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the bill this Friday.

NEW JERSEY

WHO:
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06)
Mayor John McCormac
Ivy Charmatz, Protect Our Care New Jersey
Laura Waddell, New Jersey Citizen Action Health Care Program Director
Evelyn Liebman, AARP New Jersey Director of Advocacy

WHAT: Press conference on major legislation to lower prescription drug and health care costs

WHEN: Thursday, August 11 at 10 AM

WHERE: Evergreen Senior Center, 400 Inman Ave., Woodbridge, NJ
The press conference will be livestreamed here.

PENNSYLVANIA 

WHO:
Representative Susan Wild
Nancy Amols, Medicare consumer, Allentown
Ashley McBride, For Our Future PA
Protect Our Care Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Health Access Network, For Our Future PA, Family Friendly Pennsylvania

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday, August 11 at 10AM ET

WHERE: https://ushr.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_JoSNp-C0TMycnw8FjwdDCA