I’m on my way to Missouri to lay out how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will transform our nation’s infrastructure and create good-paying, union jobs. See you soon, Kansas City!
The new data from Pfizer on vaccine effectiveness against Omicron is encouraging. This reinforces what my medical advisors have been emphasizing: that boosters give you the highest protection yet. Anyone who is eligible and has not been boosted should go get a booster today.
Since I took office in January, we’ve had the fastest drop in unemployment in a single year — and the most jobs added in the first 11 months of a year. America is on the move once again.
Right now, Americans pay as much as $1,000 a month for insulin. Under my Build Back Better Act it'll be $35.
I’ve already taken two significant steps to lower prescription drug prices: I signed an Executive Order that will improve competition — which will result in lower costs. And I’ve ordered the FDA to work with states and Tribes to import prescription drugs safely from Canada.
Prescription drug prices aren’t a partisan issue. This is about whether or not you and your loved ones can afford the prescription drugs you need. We need Congress to get this done and lower costs — to come together and make a difference in people’s lives.
Third, we’re going to end the days where drug companies could increase their prices with no oversight. Going forward, those that increase their prices faster than inflation will face a steep excise tax. They will be held accountable when they raise prices on the American people.
First, we are going to cap cost-sharing for insulin at $35 per month. Whether you get health insurance through your job, through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, or through Medicare, nobody is going to pay more than $35 each month for insulin.
For certain types of insulin, people can pay up to $1,000 per month. Under my Build Back Better Act, we’re going to take three key steps to lower costs and change that.
There aren’t a lot of things that almost every American can agree on. But I think it’s safe to say that all of us can agree that prescription drugs are outrageously expensive in this country. It doesn’t need to be that way — and under my Build Back Better Act, it won’t be.
Prescription drug companies have gotten away with charging outrageous prices for too long — and it needs to change. My Build Back Better Act will allow Medicare to negotiate prices — lowering costs across the board for Americans.
Stephen Sondheim's work will be discovered and rediscovered for generations to come. As I mentioned during tonight’s Kennedy Center Honorees Reception at the White House, Sondheim was in a class of his own as a composer and lyricist.