Eau Claire residents highlight improvements to Medicare under the Inflation Reduction Act and call on Congress to protect and improve benefits for future generations


EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – This morning, Eau Claire community leaders and grassroots activists will join Opportunity Wisconsin, For Our Future WI, and Citizen Action Wisconsin to celebrate the 58th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid becoming law, a milestone reached earlier this week.

Eau Claire residents will deliver brief remarks about the importance of protecting and strengthening these programs and highlight current attempts to roll back provisions that have made prescription drugs more affordable for Medicare beneficiaries. 

Under the Inflation Reduction Act, seniors on Medicare are already benefiting from a cap on insulin prices, a program that forces drug companies to pay rebates when they raise prescription prices higher than the rate of inflation, and Medicare will soon have the ability to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices on many life-saving drugs. 

Members of the media interested in covering tomorrow’s press conference should RSVP to press@opportunitywisconsin.org for additional details.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2023

WHAT: Press conference with Eau Claire residents and community leaders celebrate the 58th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

WHEN: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023, 10:00 AM

VISUALS: Eau Claire residents and a 10-foot-tall inflatable pill bottle calling on Congress to protect Medicare and Medicaid and work to keep prescription drug prices low

WHERE: Downtown Eau Claire, RSVP for exact location details

RSVP: Please RSVP to press@opportunitywisconsin.org

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