U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Hermantown, received the Champion for Healthy Seniors Award from the Partnership to Fight Chronic Diseases. Stauber was chosen to receive this award based on his leadership in lowering the cost of prescription drugs and protecting in-home treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic. The award was presented to Stauber by a local group of healthcare advocates through a Zoom meeting.

“Since my arrival in Congress, I have remained committed to securing a better future for Minnesota’s seniors," Stauber said in a news release. "As we continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, this mission has become more important than ever, so I will continue to fight for solutions that actually lower the cost of prescription drugs, bolster innovation, and improve healthcare access.”

Partnership to Fight Chronic Diseases Chairman Ken Thorpe stated, “Rep. Stauber’s work towards protecting seniors and those with chronic conditions by ensuring access to affordable medications and in-home treatments is especially notable and valued in 2020 as our country has faced the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is an organization of patients, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts. This internationally recognized group is committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability, and rising healthcare costs: chronic disease.

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