***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2022 AT 2:45 PM ET***
Care Force One Rolls into Hartford on Tuesday as Part of Nationwide “Lower Cost, Better Care” Tour
HARTFORD — Tomorrow, Governor Ned Lamont and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) will join health care advocates and local residents as part of Protect Our Care’s nationwide bus tour celebrating the Inflation Reduction Act’s measures to drive down health care costs for millions of working families and seniors. At tomorrow’s event, speakers will discuss how the bill lowers premiums for 13 million Americans, reins in prescription drug prices, and takes important steps to improve health equity, and they will let Nuttmeggers know how and when they can access these new benefits. The event will take place in front of Care Force One in front of the Connecticut State Capitol on Tuesday, October 4.
Governor Ned Lamont (D-CT)
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Deby Gould, health care storyteller
Ayesha Clarke, MPH, MSW
Laura Packard, cancer survivor and health care advocate
Leslie Dach, Protect Our Care
WHAT: Protect Our Care “Lower Cost, Better Care” Bus Tour Press Conference
WHERE: Connecticut State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT
WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 2:45 PM ET
The bus, called Care Force One, will travel 12,000 miles across the country, with more than 40 events in 21 states. Protect Our Care’s national bus tour is promoting the new benefits available to the American people thanks to the work of President Biden and dozens of Democratic lawmakers who championed the Inflation Reduction Act. During each event, Protect Our Care will also call out Republicans in Congress for rejecting measures to improve care, lower costs, and address racial inequities in health care for the American people.
For more information on the Protect Our Care “Lower Cost, Better Care” Bus Tour visit https://www.protectourcare.org/bus-tour/