Biden and Underwood underline their commitment to lowering the cost of health care

JOLIET — Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) joined President Joe Biden at Jones Elementary School in Joliet, Illinois to discuss their work to protect Social Security and the health insurance and reduce the cost of health care and prescription drugs.

“Medicare and social security belong to all of us”, Underwood said. “As a result, these are programs that generations of Americans have relied on for retirement security, health care, and a life based on dignity and respect. And they deserve to be defended, strengthened and protected for generations to come.

Underwood and President Biden also highlighted their work to make health care affordable and accessible to millions of Americans through the Cut Inflation Act. Cut Inflation Act extends tax credits from Underwood’s flagship legislation, the Health Care Affordability Act, and cuts health care costs by an average of $2,400 per year for a family of four. Learn more about the Health Care Affordability Act here.

Joining Underwood and President Biden were Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Underwood Constituent Audree Hall.

“I am forever grateful to Rep. Underwood and President Biden. I know they will protect Social Security and Medicare for families who rely on these programs – just as they protected health care for me and my family at a time when we needed it most,” said Hall.


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