Prescription drug prices are out of control – and older Americans are feeling the financial pain at the pharmacy counter. Prices for the most commonly prescribed drugs for seniors have increased ten times the rate of inflation since 2013. Medicare beneficiaries pay thousands of dollars a year in out-of-pocket drug costs they can’t afford. Some seniors have been cutting pills in half or outright skipping doses of lifesaving medications. Others are forced to choose between medicine and essentials like rent and groceries. Meanwhile, Big Pharma rakes in record profits. That’s not acceptable in the wealthiest nation on Earth.
The “Don’t Cut Pills, Cut Profits” campaign is committed to ending prescription price gouging by holding drug-makers and elected leaders accountable, with the help of millions of seniors around the country. The campaign includes town halls, voter education, petition drives, and outreach to Members of Congress to support legislation that will reduce drug costs. Join the fight to lower prescription prices now.
Senators Grassley and Cantwell want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the health care giants that own the biggest pharmacy middlemen are using their market power to drive up the cost of drugs and diminish access to care by driving out competing pharmacies.
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Drug companies have grown used to year after year of sky-high profits while they jack up the price of medications like insulin on working Americans.
The American Action Network, recipient of millions of dollars from the pharmaceutical industry, running misleading ads to prevent Medicare drug price negotiation.
Some beneficiaries can pay thousands of dollars out of pocket for higher tiered drugs, which now includes a growing number of (specialty) generic products.
Democrats are united in empowering the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate the prices of brand-name drugs covered by Medicare.
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Add your name to the growing list of citizens who want their members of Congress to take action on the high cost of prescription drugs.
A quick look at the key stats and facts that can help explain why prescription prices are so high.
Soaring prescription drug prices are hurting America’s seniors. Older Americans living on fixed incomes can’t afford ever-increasing costs at the pharmacy counter. Some have been cutting pills in half or skipping doses altogether. The National Committee is on radio and television spreading the message that prescription drug prices must come down – for the sake of seniors and Americans of all ages!
Which bills in the 116th Congress would do an effective job of helping to lowering drug prices?
A compilation of resources for you or your local community group to help focus attention on the issue and stimulate positive change.