Quick signature! Tell Congress to lower drug prices now
With the passage of the American Rescue Plan, we are delighted that President Biden has made strides in making health care more affordable. However, there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to prescription drug affordability for families. In fact, lowering the cost of health care and expanding affordable health insurance coverage is a top priority for a majority of voters.
Americans should not pay three times more for medicines than people in other countries do. THREE times more! It doesn’t have to be this way. There are solutions and our government can fix this. Thankfully, more and more people (across party lines) support government action to help cut the cost of medications—and now we have the momentum to make Congress take action!
What’s happening? Millions of Americans cannot afford their medicines, while drug companies are making record profits. Americans should not have to choose between paying for the medicines they need or paying for their food and rent—especially when billions of our tax dollars are going toward research and development for new medicines. Drug companies raise the price of existing drugs like insulin year after year, with no reason other than that they can. Even during the pandemic and economic crisis, drug companies raised the prices of more than 500 medicines.
As drug prices have risen, insurers are shifting costs to consumers and families are being impacted most. Across the country, families are facing poor health outcomes due to drug prices preventing them from being able to access and afford the medication they need to maintain their health.
When you click, you’ll be able to sign our petition that says:
Dear members of Congress,
Everyone should be able to access and afford the medication they need in order to live a healthy, productive life. As drug prices have risen, insurers are shifting costs to consumers and families are being impacted most. Across the country, families are at risk for poor health outcomes because drug prices are preventing them from maintaining their health. We cannot stand silent as this continues.
We urge you to take meaningful action to lower prescription drug prices and pass the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3). The top priority for action must be to address outrageous list prices that manufacturers charge, which drive costs throughout the system. Additional policies to bring prices under control should ultimately encompass the entire supply chain.
The repercussions are horrendous when our loved ones skip medication. It can lead to deteriorating health conditions as they try to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and other chronic conditions. Please work together to rein in rising prescription drug prices and consequently save the lives of countless Americans.
Don’t forget to sign on! Lives are at stake. We cannot sit by and continue to let pharmaceutical companies put profits before the lives of our family members and friends. We need Congress to take action.