Intense battles are underway in Congress to advance President Biden’s transformative Build Back Better agenda. Industry lobbyists are spending hundreds of millions to block many of its most important proposals, including lowering drug prices and expanding Medicare benefits. At this critical moment, our US Senators need to hear from as many people as possible, so we are sharing the following action alert from our member organization, Washington Community Action Network.
As Congress negotiates President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) reconciliation package, it’s vital that our Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell know that healthcare is a top priority for us. Negotiating lower prescription drug prices is paramount, as the savings will fund much of the expansion in the package.
HCHR is in solidarity with our many allies fighting for all the President’s transformative proposals:
- Lowering drug prices for Medicare and all private plans
- Adding hearing, vision and dental benefits to Medicare
- Closing the Medicaid gap in states that did not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act
- Extending the 2021 premium subsidies in ACA plans in the health benefit exchanges
- Improving maternal health for vulnerable populations
- Expanding home & community-based services for seniors and the disabled
- Universal paid family and medical leave
- Affordable child care
- Free universal pre-K
- 2 years free community college
- Expanded child tax credit
- More affordable housing
- Fighting climate change
- Making corporations and the wealthy to pay their share in taxes
Please take this time to send an email to our senators. Right now, so much is at stake in the fight for Health Justice. We need Senators Murray and Cantwell to be out in front, leading the fight to make sure that we pass all of the President’s BBB proposals – ALL of which will be PAID FOR by savings on drug prices and progressive taxation.
We may not have an opportunity like this again for years to come. Every voice matters in this critical moment. Thank you for your support.
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