Live Coverage: Biden addresses efforts to decrease health care expenses

Biden and Sanders Set to Address Skyrocketing Cost of Inhalers in the U.S., Promising Affordable Access to Essential Breathing Devices

On Wednesday, President Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will address reporters at the White House to highlight the high cost of inhalers in the United States. The aim is to make these essential breathing devices more affordable for Americans.

The initiative comes after a letter from Senator Sanders, along with other Senate Democrats, urging drug manufacturers to reassess the pricing of inhalers. The significant price difference between the US and other countries prompted calls for change. In some cases, one inhaler in the US cost as much as $645, while consumers in the UK paid significantly less.

Moving forward, patients in the US will not have to pay more than $35 out-of-pocket for an inhaler, making it more accessible to those who rely on these devices for their health. This is a significant step towards ensuring that all Americans can afford essential medications they need to stay healthy.

President Biden and Senator Sanders, along with health professionals, will be addressing the media at 11:00 a.m. EDT to discuss this initiative further. The live video of this event can be watched above. It is important to keep in mind that this material is copyrighted by Nexstar Media Inc., and cannot be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

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