Health Care Affordability Town Hall with Caucus Chair Jeffries
Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) will be joined by House Democrats Caucus Chair Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) for a Health Care Affordability Town Hall on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The event will be held at 12:15 p.m. at the Issaquah Senior Center, 75 NE Creek Way, Issaquah, WA. The event will be moderated by Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly.
In 2019, the House passed several bills to bring down the cost of health care and prescription drugs, including the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which will allow Medicare to negotiate prices of the most expensive drugs it covers. The House also passed Rep. Schrier’s bill, the Medicare Vision Act, which will require Medicare Part B to cover routine vision exams and eyeglasses prescriptions. Lastly, Rep. Schrier’s bill, the Protecting Access to Biosimilars Act, was signed into law as part of the end of year spending package. It will make it easier for biosimilars, which are often less expensive than brand-name drugs, to get to market. All of these bills and issues will be discussed at the Town Hall.