February 7, 2023
D.C. News
  • President Joe Biden will deliver his second State of the Union address this evening. During the speech, he will ask for insulin cost caps for privately insured patients and a renewed bid to close the Medicaid coverage gap in Republican-controlled states that haven’t accepted the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Neither proposal has much of a chance, but the speech gives Biden a chance to draw contrasts with Republicans and highlight policy successes in the Inflation Reduction Act. Both proposals are part of the White House’s ongoing efforts to lower health care costs for working families and to “give more families the peace of mind of affordable prescriptions and health care.” (Articles here, here, here, here, and here)