Today, Dr. Danielle Carnival, Deputy Assistant to the President for the Cancer Moonshot and Deputy Director for Health Outcomes of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, issued the following statement in support of President Biden’s new actions to lower health care costs and crack down on surprise junk fees for American families and consumers as part of his Bidenomics agenda:
“President Biden’s new actions close loopholes for misleading insurance products, prevent surprise medical billing, and protect consumers from unfair medical debt. This is critical to delivering on the President’s Cancer Moonshot goal to improve cancer outcomes and the patient experience – lowering health care costs for Americans and ensuring that patients across the country will receive the care they need without breaking the bank. The actions announced today will ease anxiety among families with a cancer diagnosis who face expensive out-of-pocket costs and lessen financial barriers that could prevent them from receiving effective treatment.
Further, data out today projects that the Biden-Harris Administration, through the President’s Inflation Reduction Act, will help nearly 19 million people on Medicare save an average of $400 dollars each year, and the 1.9 million people with the highest drug costs are projected to save $2,500 on average, annually, with some cancer patients on high-priced drugs saving more than $10,000 a year. Our whole-of-government approach to putting patients first and supporting caregivers nationwide advances the President’s commitment to securing high-quality, affordable and accessible health care for all.”