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How Biden’s agenda puts more money in your pocket

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This piece was originally published in the January 31, 2022 edition of CAP Action’s newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

“What does the Build Back Better plan do? It saves you money. It will lower families’ bills for everything from child care to prescription drugs.” – Senator Amy Klobuchar

President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda is focused on one primary goal: putting more money in Americans’ pockets.

It creates major savings for the average American family on everything from health care to child care and more—and it’s arriving just in time to deliver relief to the greatest number of Americans. Here’s what we’re hearing from folks about the impact this bill would have:

On insulin affordability, Leanna Tsinajinnie of Houck, Arizona wrote “For the 34.7 million Americans living with diabetes, insulin affordability is a vitally important issue, especially in indigenous communities. President Biden’s Build Back Better plan would cap insulin costs at $35 a month, saving diabetics like me hundreds of dollars each year.”

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IN THE NEWS

  • At a rally in Texas over the weekend, former President Trump announced his intention to pardon the Capitol insurrectionists and commented on his own legal troubles in New York and Georgia. The pledge raised the threat-level of a potential second Trump term if he runs in 2024.
  • According to an analysis by the Financial Times, half of hospitalized COVID patients in the hospital would not be there if the U.S. had vaccination rates comparable to those of Europe. The FT’s analysis underscores the effectiveness of vaccines and the necessity to continue vaccination outreach campaigns.

WHAT WE’RE READING

This piece was originally published in the January 31, 2022 edition of CAP Action’s newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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