LOCAL COVERAGE: Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Cuts Costs, GOP Sides With Special Interests
August 30, 2022
Two weeks after President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, Republicans are still getting called out in local news for siding with special interests like Big Pharma and Big Oil over lowering the prices of health care and prescription drugs for seniors and middle-class families.
- In Iowa: Des Moines Register: Editorial: Spin doesn’t change that Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst refused to help with insulin costs
- In Maryland: The Baltimore Sun: Tom Zirpoli: GOP votes show who the party cares about
- In Wisconsin: WIZM News Talk: Insulin cap for Medicare patients — blocked by GOP for private insurers — signals hope for others
Meanwhile, Americans across the country are still reading about how the Inflation Reduction Act will lower the prices of prescription drugs and home energy while creating jobs.
- In Arizona: ABC 15: How the Inflation Reduction Act will impact seniors
- In Alabama: AL.com: Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act will help Alabamians with health insurance, prescription costs, HHS says
- In Connecticut: The Bristol Press: Blumenthal, Hayes, Lamont in New Britain to laud legislation aiming to lower out-of-pocket Medicare costs
- In Maine: Bangor Daily News: Opinion: Here’s what the Inflation Reduction Act means for Maine workers
- In Oklahoma: The Oklahoman: Guest column: Inflation Reduction Act provides needed relief
- In Pennsylvania: Lancaster Farming: Opinion: Inflation Reduction Act Is Fantastic News for Farmers
- In Washington: MyNorthwest: Inflation Reduction Act will lower prescription drug prices for 1.4 million people in WA, says Sen. Murray
- In Wisconsin: Seehafer News: IRA Passage: Older Wisconsinites to See Prescription Drug Cost Relief