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ADVISORY: TOMORROW: Rep. Katie Porter, Protect Our Care Rally to Improve Health Care

Congresswoman to headline last stop of Protect Our Care’s nationwide “Lower Costs, Better Care” Bus Tour

IRVINE—On Thursday, September 2, 2021, Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will headline the final stop of Protect Our Care’s nationwide bus tour to rally for better health care and lower costs. Alongside health care advocates and Orange County families, Porter will speak about the urgent need to reduce drug prices by passing H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, as well as her Freedom From Price Gouging Act, legislation that would recover taxpayer dollars from pharmaceutical companies that hike drug prices to increase their profits.

What: Protect Our Care California “Lower Costs, Better Care” Bus Tour Press Conference

Who: Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), Irvine Mayor Farrah Kahn, Orange County resident Laura Packard, Health Access’ Bryant Miramontes, California Alliance for Retired Americans’ Susan Meyer

When: Thursday, September 2 at 4 PM PT

Where: Care Force One, at Tustin Senior Center, 200 S C St, Tustin, CA 92780

Any outlet that plans to participate must RSVP to with their outlet and best contact number. Our office will send more information only to media who RSVP.

Traveling over 8,600 miles across the country, with 36 events in 19 states, Protect Our Care’s national bus tour is promoting the work of President Biden and dozens of Democratic lawmakers who are leading the charge to improve health care and lower costs for the American people.

Congresswoman Porter has fought to bring accountability and change to our broken health care system, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In January, she released a comprehensive report diving into Big Pharma’s anticompetitive behavior and introduced the Medicare Economic Security Solutions Act to protect older Americans from surprise medical bills. In February, she reintroduced legislation that would shield patients with medical debt from long-term financial devastation. Last year, she secured a commitment from the former CDC Director that the Trump Administration would make coronavirus testing free for all Americans.