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« Reply #980 on: August 07, 2022, 10:18:49 AM »
The Inflation Reduction Act:
 
✅ Lowers energy costs
✅ Increases energy security
✅ Reduces emissions
✅ Invests in our communities to combat climate change








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« Reply #981 on: August 07, 2022, 06:01:55 PM »
Breaking: Senate Republicans have just blocked the $35/month insulin price cap for Americans on private insurance from Democrats' spending bill.

Rep. Eric Swalwell @RepSwalwell

Diabetics could’ve seen insulin costs capped at $35 a month. Instead they’ll continue to pay hundreds of dollars. Why? MAGA-Republicans are so obsessed with opposing Democratic solutions that they’ll screw anyone over if it means beating Democrats. Politics won. Patients lost.

https://twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/1556294192464289793

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« Reply #982 on: August 07, 2022, 10:29:58 PM »
The Associated Press @AP

BREAKING: Senate Democrats passed an election-year economic bill package focused on climate, taxes and health care with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Kamala Harris.

The bill includes the largest-ever federal effort on climate change — close to $400 billion. It caps out-of-pocket drug costs for seniors on Medicare to $2,000 a year and extends expiring subsidies that help 13 million people afford health insurance.


https://twitter.com/AP/status/1556359733812011009

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« Reply #983 on: August 07, 2022, 10:38:24 PM »
From @playbookdc:

"Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act will make Biden one of the most legislatively successful presidents of the modern era....In the long run, his first two years may be remembered as akin to LBJ when it comes to moving his agenda through Congress."





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« Reply #984 on: August 07, 2022, 10:44:28 PM »
The White House @WhiteHouse

Statement by President Biden on Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act:



https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1556370973988978688

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« Reply #985 on: August 07, 2022, 11:06:42 PM »
Here are the struggles that Americans have to go through each day to afford medicine and health care.

The simple fact is President Biden and Democrats have delivered once again for the American people and Republicans as usual voted a unanimous "NO" not to help Americans afford medicine and health care.

Republicans voted against their own diabetic constituents as they refused to cap insulin at $35. Republicans voted agaimst seniors and working families struggling to afford health care and medical costs.

Democrats just passed legislation which will help seniors and working families struggling to afford health care by lowering medical costs so they can save money.   


Connie Grady @connl1

My child lives w/ intellectual disabilities & her meds avg $50k/month. We can’t afford that w/o Medicare. Americans with disabilities deserve access to life-saving drugs.

Thanks @SenatorWarnock @SenOssoff for voting to lower Rx costs by enabling Medicare to negotiate prices.

My child has two rare neurological conditions that cause severe epilepsy that cannot be controlled. Hundreds of seizures a day, 8 meds multiple times a day. It adds up quickly.


https://twitter.com/connl1/status/1556375271942815744


DeAnn Carter @DeAnnCarter

Before my husband passed, we depleted our savings to afford $1k/month copays. Now, I face my own dilemma: purchase my meds or my meals.

Dems delivered for seniors by passing the Inflation Reduction Act allowing Medicare to negotiate Rx prices and cap out of pocket costs at $2k.


https://twitter.com/DeAnnCarter/status/1556372697172647936


These Republicans BLOCKED a $35 cap on insulin


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« Reply #986 on: August 08, 2022, 08:00:01 AM »
Senator Bob Casey @SenBobCasey

If you have private insurance and need insulin, Senate Republicans just voted against capping the cost of insulin at $35.

Think about that. They voted to keep your medical costs high.


https://twitter.com/SenBobCasey/status/1556293971848167425

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« Reply #987 on: August 08, 2022, 10:23:53 AM »
GOP strips insulin out-of-pocket cap from bill: ‘Republicans have just gone on the record in favor of expensive insulin’



Republicans successfully stripped a proposed $35 per month cap on out-of-pocket spending on insulin for patients enrolled in private insurance from the tax and climate bill.

The Senate parliamentarian had ruled that the provision, sponsored by Georgia Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, is not primarily related to the federal budget. That gave the GOP a chance to raise a procedural objection.

Waiving the rules required 60 votes to succeed. Seven Republicans sided with Democrats to keep the insulin cap in the bill, but that was not enough. Democrats plan to use the GOP move to strip the insulin cap in the fall midterm campaigns.

Many in the GOP supported an amendment from Louisiana Senator John Kennedy to instead provide government funding to subsidize insulin purchases for low income individuals.

Democrats immediately attacked Senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Marco Rubio of Florida, who are up for re-election, over their votes to strip a $35 insulin cap from the tax bill.

“Republicans have just gone on the record in favor of expensive insulin,” Oregon Senator Ron Wyden said. “After years of tough talk about taking on insulin makers, Republicans have once against wilted in the face of heat from Big Pharma.”

Voting with Democrats to keep the provision were Senators Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Josh Hawley, Cindy Hyde-Smith, John Kennedy, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan. The 57-43 vote was shy of the 60 needed.

The bill retains a $35 per month for out-of-pocket insulin co-pays under Medicare even through the GOP successfully removed the cap for private insurance.

https://fortune.com/2022/08/07/gop-strips-insulin-out-of-pocket-cap-from-bill-republicans-have-just-gone-on-the-record-in-favor-of-expensive-insulin/

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« Reply #988 on: August 08, 2022, 10:36:17 AM »
Both parties can't agree on everything but something is fundamentally wrong when Senate Republicans vote against reducing inflation, lowering prescription drug prices for their constituents, and voting against millions of new jobs. 

Absolutely disgraceful that Republicans voted in favor of high prescription drug prices and to keep inflation going.           


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