Pallone on President Biden’s American Families Plan
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today on President Biden’s American Families Plan:
“President Biden has put forward a bold proposal that would make historic investments in American families and build a brighter, more sustainable future for our children.
“The American Families Plan will continue the work of the American Rescue Plan to build on the Affordable Care Act and lower monthly health insurance premiums for millions of Americans. The President’s plan will make those premium reductions permanent – continuing the largest expansion of health care coverage since passage of the original law more than a decade ago.
“Finally, it is unacceptable that Americans pay three or four times more than people in other countries do for the exact same prescription drugs. It’s critical that we level the playing field by giving the federal government the ability to negotiate lower prescription drug costs, and this will be one of my top priorities as we work to pass the American Families Plan.”