HHS Sec. Xavier Becerra uses swing-state stop to tout health wins in Biden bill
Added 08-09-22 12:03:02pm EST - “Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow hit the road Tuesday to promote President Biden's efforts to bolster Obamacare and allow Medicare to negotiate down the price of some…” - Washingtontimes.com
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Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and a Michigan senator hit the road Tuesday to promote President Biden’s efforts to bolster Obamacare and allow Medicare to negotiate down the price of some drugs, saying Democrats are on the cusp of major health care wins in a midterm year.
Mr. Becerra said his agency is ready to implement the changes, which were written into the tax and climate bill that passed the evenly divided Senate with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday.
“Now, it’s up to us at HHS to execute. To put this into practice, to roll it out,” Mr. Becerra said at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit alongside Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat. “We’ve been preparing for this for months.”
Mr. Biden is grappling with low approval ratings due to soaring consumer costs and has struggled at times to get a positive message out to voters.
The Democratic legislation hurtling through Congress would allow the government to negotiate the prices of dozens of higher-cost prescription drugs covered under Medicare. Democrats have been trying for years to introduce price negotiation into the program for seniors.
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