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Doctors for America
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1921 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009-9997
Doctors for America
WASHINGTON, D.C—August 16, 2022. Not since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (IRA) has there been such landmark legislation that impacts patients on a daily basis. Doctors for America celebrates the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, a historic bill that lowers drug prices and out-of-pocket costs for millions of Americans.
For the first time ever, the IRA allows Medicare to negotiate with drug companies to bring down the prices of the most expensive drugs. The bill also caps seniors’ out-of-pocket expenses and sets a $35/month ceiling on the cost of insulin for people on Medicare. Furthermore, the bill continues to provide additional assistance to ensure people on Affordable Care Act insurance plans can afford their monthly premiums. Without this assistance, more than 3 million Americans are expected to become uninsured.
“Today is a historic day for the health of our patients and our country. We applaud Congress for passing the Inflation Reduction Act that addresses some of the constraints of our current healthcare system. Doctors for America will continue to work on making healthcare accessible, equitable, affordable and universal to all patients,” said Dr. Kate Kelley, Chair of Doctors for America’s Access to Affordable Care Impact Area.
About Doctors for America
Doctors for America mobilizes doctors and medical students to be leaders in putting patients over politics to improve the health of our patients, communities, and nation. We are 27,000 physicians and medical students in all 50 states, representing all areas of specialization. Our impact areas focus on access to affordable care, community health and prevention, and health justice and equity. DFA focuses solely on what is best for our patients, not on the business side of medicine, and does not accept any funding from pharmaceutical or medical device companies; which uniquely positions DFA as the organization that puts patients over politics and patients over profits. Find out more at doctorsforamerica.org and on Twitter @drsforamerica.