This morning, Protect Our Care’s Care Force One arrived in Milwaukee to highlight how the Inflation Reduction Act’s measures will lower premiums and prescription drug costs for millions of Americans. The groundbreaking legislation works to reduce racial inequities in health care, improve care for seniors, strengthen families, and save lives. During today’s event, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin explained how the bill lowers premiums for 13 million Americans and lowers prescription drug prices for seniors on Medicare.
Baldwin was joined by Wisconsin Lt. Governor and candidate for U.S. Senate Mandela Barnes and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, in addition to local residents who will benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act.
“Wisconsin working families need lower costs and President Biden and Congressional Democrats are delivering results with the Inflation Reduction Act. Our reforms will close tax loopholes for big, billion-dollar corporations and make them pay a fairer share of taxes so we can cut the deficit and lower the out-of-pocket costs for working families,” said U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. “The legislation will lower health care premiums and finally take on big drug companies to lower prescription drug costs. While every member of the Wisconsin Republican Congressional delegation stood with big drug companies and billion-dollar corporations, Democrats are fighting inflation and delivering some relief for working families.”
“Working Wisconsinites deserve another Senator who understands firsthand the challenges they’re facing and who will go to the mat to fight for them – not the Big Pharma and insurance company donors Ron Johnson has prioritized for the last 12 years,” said Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate. “We have a real opportunity to expand access to quality health care for our small business owners and family farmers, and that starts by getting rid of Ron Johnson, who has proven he’ll play politics with our health and safety.”
“Why pharmaceutical companies have to price these life-saving drugs out of reach for Medicare recipients is a question I hope will be addressed by giving Medicare the ability to negotiate drug prices,” said Milwaukee area resident David Marstellar, a senior on Medicare, “I’m excited that the Inflation Reduction Act will ease some of the burden of the cost of these life-saving drugs for millions of Americans.”
“I’m proud to have fought against Republican efforts to deny people access to health care. Early in my term, I withdrew Wisconsin from the lawsuit seeking to end the Affordable Care Act and eliminate protections for people with a pre-existing condition,” said Attorney General Josh Kaul. “I strongly support expanding Medicaid. And I’m leading the fight in court to block enforcement of our draconian 1849 abortion ban. We need to keep working to lower costs and expand access to affordable, comprehensive health care,” said Attorney General Josh Kaul.