The Inflation Reduction Act One Year Later
One Year Later
With the help of investments included in the Inflation Reduction Act, communities across our nation are seeing revitalized infrastructure, more jobs, lower costs, and the benefits of an economic agenda that puts the middle-class first. Under President Biden, more than 13 million jobs have been created, the unemployment rate remains near historic lows, inflation has fallen significantly to just three percent, and the U.S. economy continues to enjoy stable and inclusive growth as wages rise.
Just one year after its passage, the Inflation Reduction Act is already tackling some of today’s most pressing challenges — all while growing the middle class and reducing the deficit. From lowering health care costs and investing in workforce training programs, to reducing carbon pollution by 40 percent by 2030 and making our tax system more fair, here’s how the Inflation Reduction Act is working for working families.
See the impact of Democratic investments — including the Inflation Reduction Act — in your community.
Data Provided By The Regional Leadership Council, Joint Economic Committee Democrats, Department of Health and Human Services, and Climate Power.
LOWERING COSTS FOR AMERICAN FAMILIES
Secures access to affordable health care for nearly 15 million Americans, saving them an average of $800 a year by extending health care discounts in the American Rescue Plan, helping the number of uninsured Americans reach an all-time low in early 2023.
Saves nearly 19 million Americans approximately $7.4 billion annually on prescription drug costs starting in 2025 when cost-reducing policies, like a $2,000 cap on annual out-of-pocket pharmacy costs for Americans with Medicare, go into effect.
Caps insulin prices for seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries at $35/month, saving an estimated 1.5 million people who use insulin an average of $500 each year.
Allows Medicare to finally negotiate prescription drug prices starting in 2026, slashing prices and saving taxpayers nearly $100 billion over the next 8 years.
GROWING THE MIDDLE CLASS
Delivers a clean energy future that is Made-In-America, with over 170,000 new jobs and $278 billion in investments – and counting – already announced in 44 states.
Lays the foundation for the future of our economy with historic investments in clean energy and American manufacturing that are projected to create millions of jobs and reduce carbon pollution by 40 percent by 2030.
Gives more Americans a path to the middle class by expanding workforce training and registered apprenticeship programs to create good-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree.
MAKING THE WEALTHY PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE
Achieves hundreds of billions of dollars in deficit reduction without a penny in new taxes on families making under $400,000 per year.
Ensures billion-dollar corporations are contributing to the communities they rely on with a 15% minimum tax for large corporations.