Right now, too many Michiganders are being forced to leave their prescription at the pharmacy counter because when they go to checkout, they realize the price is too high. 

There’s nothing else we buy in our daily lives where we aren’t able to know the price before we show up at the cash register -- only prescription drugs. So our office got to work on legislation to change that.  

My bipartisan bill, the Real Time Benefits Act, was signed into law by President Trump at the end of 2020, and it’s going to help lower the cost of prescription drugs and enable patients to find the best deal they can get on the medication they need. 


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March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON –– U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) tonight publicly released a memo outlining her internal office plan of action to protect staff, constituents, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining high-caliber constituent services and legislative operations. Slotkin’s office policy includes transitioning to an all-telework operation in her Washington, DC office, and a partially remote work operation in her Lansing and Rochester offices starting on Friday, March 13.

January 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) announced today that Sarah Stark, a fellow Holly resident and Type 1 diabetic, will be her guest to the State of the Union next Tuesday. Stark has been a Type 1 diabetic for 22 years, and in that time the cost of her insulin has risen from $17.75 a vile to now $276 – over 15 times the original cost. Under H.R. 3, a landmark prescription drug package that Slotkin helped pass the House at the end of last year, the cost of common insulin medications could decrease to as little as $34 per month, or $400 per year.

January 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON –– U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) called for action in the Senate to take up her Real-Time Benefits Act, a bipartisan bill to increase transparency in drug pricing and lower out-of-pocket costs, and the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R.

December 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) released the following statement following a federal appeals court decision on a lawsuit led by the Trump Administration and Republican elected officials, ruling that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, and sending the case back to a district court to determine if the entire ACA should be overturned with this provision severed.

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October 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s (MI-08) bipartisan Real-Time Benefits Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives today with broad bipartisan support, representing an important achievement on Slotkin’s top priority to work to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Slotkin’s Real-Time Benefits Act, which passed as part of H.R. 2115, the Public Disclosure of Drug Discounts Act would help lower out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs by giving patients and doctors real-time updates on the price of prescription drugs, before they leave the doctor’s office.

October 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) and U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-16) today introduced the STABLE (Saving To Achieve a Better Life Experience) Act, a bill that would allow employers to make matching contributions to an employee’s ABLE savings account, making it easier for individuals with disabilities and caregivers to save for future care.


October 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced the Medicare Vision Act (HR 4665), a bill that will expand Medicare Part B coverage to include routine vision benefits. 


October 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –– U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s (MI-08) continued her “Costs of Care” healthcare event series on Monday with a constituent roundtable discussion at the Older Persons’ Commission in Rochester, bringing together local patients, doctors, pharmacists, and healthcare experts to discuss the effects of healthcare and prescription drugs costs on 8th district residents.