Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) will be joined by House Democratic 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.
In 2019, House Democrats 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. This legislation will make it easier for less expensive biologic drugs, like insulin, to get to market. All of these bills and issues will be discussed at the Town Hall.
WHAT: Health Care Affordability Town Hall
WHO: Rep. Schrier, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries and Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly
WHERE: Issaquah Senior Center, 75 NE Creek Way, Issaquah, WA
WHEN: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
TIME: Doors at 12:00 p.m., program starts at 12:15pm
The above is a press release from Congresswoman Kim Schrier. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.