Last night, former President Donald Trump announced his candidacy for 2024. Following his speech, reporters and politicians recalled the numerous unfulfilled campaign promises that defined his time in office. Voices of Health Care Action Founder and stage 4 cancer survivor Laura Packard weighed in on his failure to deliver on the health care plan that he first promised the American people seven years ago.
In the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Biden celebrated the Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement that, for the first time in more than a decade, premiums for Medicare Part B will decrease next year. The average Medicare beneficiary will see an annual decrease of more than $60 per year, according to an announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Today is World Cancer Research Day (WCRD), a day to observe the World Declaration for Research on Cancer, which calls for the active involvement of citizens, institutions and leaders to join together in an effort to promote research that improves survival rates and quality of life among cancer patients. The struggle to access affordable health care, along with cost-prohibitive prescription drugs, has been a reality for millions of Americans currently navigating multiple public health emergencies.
The American Rescue Plan Act included two key provisions that expanded Affordable Care Act health insurance eligibility for increased premium tax credit benefits. These subsidies are set to expire at the end of 2022. This program expiration will dramatically increase health insurance premium costs for an estimated 13 million Americans with insurance plans through the ACA.