Every Minnesotan has a right to high-quality, affordable healthcare. That’s why I’m focused on reducing the cost of health insurance, including premiums and out-of-pocket costs, as well as lowering the actual costs of healthcare.
After a long career in health care and my own experience of part of my own childhood without access to health insurance, it’s clear to me that if we put all ideas on the table, we can find meaningful common ground. I believe that we must address the skyrocketing prescription drug costs that are putting necessary and lifesaving medications out of reach for too many families, and we must find real solutions to the tragic opioid crisis that has already taken too many lives. We also need to seriously consider how we get more Minnesotans coverage through options like a Medicare buy-in and stabilizing the individual marketplace with bi-partisan ideas such as a federal reinsurance program. Our health care issues are urgent, and I’ll work with anyone in Congress to move us toward more affordable and accessible care.
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Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig introduced H.R. 4010, The Emergency Access to Insulin Act with fellow Minnesotan, Rep. Dean Phillips. This bill would increase insulin access for underinsured and uninsured patients, make insulin more affordable, and hold big drug companies accountable for jacking up insulin prices and making other life-saving drugs unaffordable for Minnesota families.
Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig introduced the Price Relief, Innovation, and Competition for Essential Drugs (PRICED) Act along with Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Rosa DeLauro, Lloyd Doggett, Andy Levin, and Raja Krishnamoorthi to lower prescription drug costs for Minnesotans and increase competition for biologic drugs.
Yesterday, H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, which includes bills that U.S. Rep. Angie Craig has cosponsored, passed the House on a bipartisan vote.
Today, the CREATES Act, which U.S. Rep. Angie Craig has cosponsored to lower the cost of prescription drugs, took one step closer to becoming law, as it was passed out of the House Judiciary Committee.
This bill would prohibit brand-name pharmaceutical companies’ current practice of blocking generic and biosimilar manufacturers from making more affordable, safe generic and biosimilar alternatives. The bill has strong bipartisan support and is backed by the AARP and Association for Accessible Medicines.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig understands that right now there are insufficient mental health resources in our rural communities.
That’s why she held a roundtable in Wabasha, MN yesterday with community health advocates and providers as part of her district-wide healthcare listening tour, and why she has cosponsored several bills to make sure Minnesotans have access to the full range of mental health services they need.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig’s (MN-02) first piece of healthcare legislation - the State Health Care Premium Reduction Act, cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52), passed the Energy and Commerce Committee last night, moving one step closer to addressing one of the biggest and most immediate concerns facing hardworking American families right now: affordable health care.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig deeply understands that too many families are facing the heart of today’s healthcare problem: if healthcare isn’t affordable, it isn’t accessible.
That is why she is backing a suite of bills to lower the skyrocketing cost of necessary prescription medication.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02) joined House Democrats to introduce legislation to protect people with pre-existing conditions and lower health care costs.