The Senate is expected to vote soon on a tax and investment plan that taxes large profitable corporations, reins in Big Pharma’s price gouging, lowers carbon emissions, and provides billions of dollars to keep health care affordable for millions of Americans.
News broke recently that Senator Kyrsten Sinema has gotten on board with Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act. Critical investments in combating the climate crisis as well as lowering prescription drug prices and extending health care subsidies for 13 million Americans remain in the bill.
Now, as the Senate prepares to debate the bill, we’re combating bad amendments, such as anti-immigrant amendments and proposals to give corporations even more tax breaks. And we’re reminding senators that there’s still an opportunity to strengthen the bill by closing the Medicaid coverage gap, which leaves 2 million poor people uninsured, address the child care crisis for working families, and address maternal mortality rates, which are climbing and disproportionately impact Black and Latina women.
We’re not there yet. Let’s keep fighting!