Virtual event

Lori Trahan will host a virtual event touting the benefits of the Healthcare Inflation Reduction Act

Before the Cut Inflation Act was signed into law by President Biden on Tuesday, U.S. Representative Lori Trahan was already touting the benefits of the bill.

Now she is virtually taking to the district to discuss what the bill means for local families.

At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Trahan will take to Facebook Live, joined by AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa, to discuss how the bill can help reduce prescription drug costs. and health care for families in the state.

According to Trahan’s office, the two will discuss how the Cut Inflation Act allows Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, cap disbursements for seniors, and set the price of insulin at $35 per month for Medicare beneficiaries.

Additionally, the session will see the pair discuss how the new law will prohibit drug companies from raising Medicare drug prices above the rate of inflation.

Trahan’s office said the virtual event is the first installment in a larger series on how the Cut Inflation Act will benefit families in the 3rd Congressional District, which encompasses Fitchburg and Lowell.

The event is free and open to members of the public. Those planning to attend can visit tinyurl.com/4pah5phh and receive a reminder on Facebook before the event begins.

The event will also be available on YouTube and Twitter.