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HHS announces the first drugs for Medicare drug price negotiations

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 30, 2023—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the first 10 prescription drugs covered under Medicare Part D selected for price negotiations which was made possible by the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. The drugs selected impact approximately 144,000 Medicare Part D enrollees in Washington state to treat […]

Manchin condemns Biden’s remarks to shut down coal plants

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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 6, 2022—Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) sharply condemned President Joe Biden (D) for vowing to close all coal plants across the Nation as “outrageous and divorced from reality” in a press release yesterday. “Comments like these are the reason the American people are losing trust in President Biden and instead believes he does […]

Congress passes Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 12, 2022 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the Inflation Reduction Act, just days after Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote to pass the legislation in the U.S. Senate. The legislation passed on party lines with 220 yeas (all Democrats) and 207 nays (all Republicans) with four Republicans not voting. […]

Health care leaders speak with Larsen about Inflation Reduction Act

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EVERETT, Wash., August 9, 2022 – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) met with the CEOs of both Compass Health and the Community Health Center of Snohomish County in Everett to discuss benefits the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) brings to Washingtonians and health care centers. “I think the biggest impact, would be the ability for Medicare to […]

Larsen and DelBene praise Senate passage of Inflation Reduction Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C, August 7, 2022 – Today, Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in the U.S. Senate. The U.S. House of Representatives is now expected to take up the legislation later this week before sending it to President Biden’s desk for signature. The Senate used the […]

Money Matters: 2019 IRA deadlines are approaching

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PAUL ELLIS | Last Updated February 6, 2020. Financially, many of us associate April with taxes – but we should also associate April with important IRA deadlines. April 1, 2020 is the deadline to take your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from certain individual retirement accounts. A new federal law must be noted here. The Setting […]

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