IN THE STATES: Biden, Dems Strengthen Medicare While GOP Pushes Extreme Agenda
September 30, 2022
In the states this week, local news highlighted President Biden’s announcement that premiums for many Medicare recipients will decrease next year – by over $60 per beneficiary. In addition, through the work of the Inflation Reduction Act, President Biden and Democrats are continuing to strengthen and protect Medicare and lower health care and prescription drug costs for working Americans across the states.
- In Connecticut: WTNH: Some Connecticut Medicare beneficiaries will see 1st price drop in decade
- In Georgia: WRDW: President Biden Announces Affordable Medication
- In Illinois: WGN-TV: President Biden on Inflation Reduction Act’s impact on health care, Medicare
- In Mississippi: WLOV: President Biden Makes Prescription Drugs More Affordable
- In New York: Spectrum News NY1: Drawing contrast with GOP before midterms, Biden touts drop in Medicare prices
- In North Dakota: KUMV-TV: Over 138,000 North Dakotans Can Benefit from President Biden’s Strengthening of Medicare
- In Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Inquirer: Medicare Part B premium and deductible are going down in 2023
- In Texas: KDBC: Medicare premium drop a ‘once-in-a-retirement’ moment for older Americans
In Pennsylvania, the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and Pennsylvania Democrats successfully blocked a Republican lawsuit seeking to prevent counties from notifying and giving voters the opportunity to fix errors in their mail-in ballots.
- In Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania counties can help voters fix problems with their mail ballots, state court rules
And with less than 40 days until Election Day, MAGA Republicans across the country remain on defense as they double down on their extreme, anti-choice agenda.
- In Arizona: AZ Family: Kari Lake reiterates she’s pro-life, says abortion law unclear in Arizona
- In Colorado: Colorado Politics: WATCH: Democrats slam Kirkmeyer over GOP candidate’s support for national abortion ban in new TV ad
- In Idaho: Idaho Capital Sun: White House calls Idaho abortion laws ‘extreme and backwards’ in response to university memo
- In Iowa: Des Moines Register: With Roe v. Wade gone, Iowa argues courts should lift injunction on ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion ban
- In Michigan: Michigan Advance: Report: GOP-led Legislature spends more than $180K defending Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban
- In Nevada: Nevada Current: Abortion has Republicans navigating political landmines in search of cover
- In Ohio: Spectrum News Ohio: Most Ohioans oppose overturn of Roe v. Wade and ‘heartbeat bill,’ Spectrum News/Siena College Poll shows
- In Pennsylvania: WHTM: Mastriano in 2019: Women who have abortions after six weeks should be charged with murder