High drug costs are burdening seniors with excessive out-of-pocket expenses and straining the Medicare program’s finances. A recent study of 79 brand drugs without generic competition (and that accounted for the greatest spending on Medicare Part D) found that the U.S. pays 3 to 4 times more for these drugs than other countries do.
On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I write to endorse your legislation, S. 478 and H.R. 1170, the “Social Security Expansion Act.”
There are many ways you can help preserve the legacy of Social Security and Medicare to ensure a decent quality of life for Americans. Petition drives, rallies and press events, telephone campaigns and community forums are some of the frequent activities we employ to help influence the policy agendas of Congress and the White House.