Herschel Walker Opposes Bill To Lower Health Care Costs For Georgians, Cap Cost Of Insulin
The Inflation Reduction Act Will Fight Inflation, Reduce The Deficit, Cap The Cost Of Insulin And Lower The Cost Of Prescription Drugs
Atlanta, GA – This week as Reverend Warnock continues his fight to lower health care costs for Georgia families through the Inflation Reduction Act, Herschel Walker is making it clearer than ever that he’s not ready to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate, opposing the bill, which would bring down prescription drug costs for seniors and benefit the nearly one million Georgians living with diabetes.
For months, Reverend Warnock has been fighting to cap the cost of insulin at $35, drive down the cost of prescription drugs for seniors, and ensure that Medicare can negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies, saving Georgia seniors thousands of dollars. Those efforts are part of the legislative package moving through the U.S. Senate this week that Herschel Walker opposes despite its relief for the people of Georgia.
“Reverend Warnock is fighting to lower costs for Georgians and that’s exactly what this bill would do by bringing down health care costs, capping the cost of insulin to $35 per month, and lowering the price of prescription drugs for seniors,” said Meredith Brasher, Warnock for Georgia communications director. “Herschel Walker’s opposition to this relief is another example of how he’s not ready to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate.”
The Inflation Reduction Act includes key measures, including measures Warnock has led and sponsored, including:
- Senator Warnock’s proposal to cap the cost of insulin at $35—a measure that would help the nearly 1 million Georgians with diabetes who rely on insulin.
- Senator Warnock’s proposal to cap the cost of prescription drugs at $2,000 for seniors.
- A proposal that Warnock supports to allow Medicare to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies, which would lower the cost of medications for Georgia seniors.
- Key savings to help Georgians afford health care coverage.
Senator Warnock has made lowering costs for Georgians a top priority:
- After a year-long push led by Reverend Warnock, the Senate passed bipartisan jobs and competition legislation that will create good-paying jobs for Georgians, strengthen our supply chains, and reduce reliance on foreign nations like China. The legislation is now headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
- While Reverend Warnock’s insulin cap is included in the Inflation Reduction Act, he is also pushing pharmaceutical companies to cap the costs for patients and one manufacturer followed his lead: Sanofi will cap the cost of insulin to $35 a month for all uninsured U.S. patients.
- Reverend Warnock’s bill to fight price gouging by shipping companies that have raised prices on consumer goods was signed into law. He also secured $8 million in federal funding for the Port of Savannah to ease congestion and help alleviate the supply chain.
- Reverend Warnock was among the first to call for a suspension of the federal gas tax to provide Georgians relief at the pump and ensure savings make their way to consumers, not oil and gas companies price-gouging hardworking families.
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