***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.
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.
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