On Lok was honored to host U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra at the On Lok PACE Powell Center in San Francisco on February 9.

During his tour of the center, Secretary Becerra enjoyed learning about how On Lok PACE helps seniors with complex medical conditions remain living in their homes and communities. On Lok Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ben Lui and Eileen Kunz, Chef of Government Affairs and Compliance, told the story of On Lok’s deep connection to the community and the seniors we serve.

Before visiting On Lok, the Secretary hosted a press conference at Wellman’s Pharmacy in Chinatown, where he spoke about the importance of the Inflation Reduction Act and how it will lower prescription drug costs for seniors.

The Inflation Reduction Act caps a month’s supply of Medicare-covered insulin at $35 and allows the federal health insurance program for older adults to negotiate prices with drug manufacturers.

In the photo, L-R: Eileen Kunz, On Lok Chief of Government Affairs and Compliance; On Lok CEO Grace Li; HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra; On Lok Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ben Lui; Dan Tsai, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); and Jeffrey Reynoso, Director, CMS Region IX at On Lok PACE Powell Center in San Francisco.