Senator Hassan Speaks at Press Conference at Amoskeag Health
MANCHESTER – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference at Amoskeag Health in Manchester on the new measures that she fought for to lower prescription drug prices in the Inflation Reduction Act. Senator Hassan and colleagues passed the package this past weekend, and it includes key priorities that Senator Hassan pushed for to bring down prescription drug and energy costs for Granite Staters. AARP and Amoskeag Health leaders discussed the impact of Senator Hassan and colleagues’ bill.
“Affording life-saving medications has been getting harder and harder for some families to make agonizing decisions, all while Big Pharma is raking in record profits,” said Senator Hassan at today’s event. “At a time when the American people have dealt with rising costs in a number of areas, addressing the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs could not be more urgent. That's why it is really exciting that over the weekend I joined with my colleagues to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which will deliver on our commitment to lower costs, fight inflation, and reduce the deficit, while also tackling the existential threat of climate change.”
“Enacting this bill is a major victory for American families who are struggling with their health care costs,” said Christina FitzPatrick, state director of New Hampshire AARP. “Senator Hassan, thank you for all your work to get this done. AARP fought hard for this. We will continue to fight to make sure that people can choose how they live as they age, and I look forward to working with all of you.”
"Affordable access to prescription drugs is essential for many individuals living with mental illness,” said NAMI New Hampshire Executive Director Susan Stearns. “Too often cost and insurance barriers prevent people from reliably accessing necessary treatment, which can prevent them from living a full life in their community. NAMI NH is grateful to Senator Hassan for her leadership on this issue."
The Inflation Reduction Act includes key priorities that Senator Hassan pushed for such as: