Cartwright Votes To Lower Health Care, Drug Costs; Measure Goes to Senate

Times Leader reported Matt Cartwright’s vigorous advocacy to lower health care and drug costs to ensure NEPA families receive the care they deserve:  

“U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Tuesday said access to affordable health care is essential now more than ever as millions of Americans have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.“

“Cartwright issued that statement a day after he voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act in the U.S. House, which would strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions and reduce out-of-pocket health care costs.”

“It passed by a vote of 234-179 and now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration. Cartwright said according to estimates by the Congressional Budget Office, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act would save taxpayers more than $18.2 billion over a 10-year period.”

“’This bill would lower insurance premiums and drug costs, all while saving taxpayer money,’ said Cartwright, D-Moosic. ‘I will continue to fight for quality, affordable health care, especially for seniors and those living with pre-existing conditions.’”

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