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Speaker Pelosi & House Democrats: Fighting to Lower Drug Costs for American Families

THIS IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED
  • CBS News: “People are dying”: Diabetics rationing insulin amid rising drug prices
  • The HillDrug price hikes cost US billions, report finds
  • NBC NewsU.S. insulin costs per patient nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, study find
  • BloombergHealth Insurance Costs Surpass $20,000 Per Year, Hitting a Record
  • The GazetteIt could get worse for seniors with high drug prices
  • USA Today: Struggling to stay alive: Rising insulin prices cause diabetics to go to extremes
THIS IS WHAT SPEAKER PELOSI & HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE PROPOSING
  • New York TimesPelosi’s Drug Plan Would Let U.S. Negotiate Prices of 250 Medications
  • VOXHouse Democrats just introduced an ambitious plan to take on prescription drug prices
  • NPRSpeaker Nancy Pelosi Unveils Plan To Lower Prescription Drug Costs
THIS IS WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
  • NBC: Trump praises rollout of Pelosi’s drug pricing bill after McConnell rejects the measure
  • The Hill: CBO: Pelosi bill to lower drug prices saves Medicare $345 billion
  • Alliance For Retired Americans“Seniors and all Americans will pay less for their prescription drugs when the House legislation released…by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi becomes law. This bill is a huge step toward helping retirees and all Americans afford their medications by empowering the government to negotiate lower prices and lowering out of pocket costs…”
  • AARP: “There is no reason for Americans to continue paying the highest prescription drug prices in the world. This bill is an important step toward our goal of ensuring that Americans have access to the drugs they need at prices they can afford.”
  • AFL-CIO: “We applaud Speaker Pelosi for her bold, transformative plan to significantly reduce the price of prescription drugs. We must end the outrageous price spikes we see year after year…This proposal is a major advance toward enacting legislation that will provide urgently needed relief on drug prices.”
  • AFSCME: “House leadership is taking a stand for working people and retirees and promising to rein in corporate greed.”
  • Families USA: “Under Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership, House Democrats have taken a significant step to combat expensive prescription drug prices and address a problem that has been wreaking havoc on families’ physical and financial health…”
  • California Medical Association: “Speaker Pelosi’s bill will allow Medicare to use its market power to negotiate fairer prices for patients’ medication and ensure that seniors, many of whom live on fixed incomes, will have access to the medicine they need.”
  • Patients for Affordable Drugs Now: “…this plan would deliver significant relief for patients and taxpayers. The proposal would lower prescription drug prices for American patients while protecting access to medicine and increasing funding for innovation.”
  • Health Care Voter: “So many families across the country are struggling to make ends meet, and we are finally seeing some relief in sight. This proposal will work to end the rigged system and corporate greed that keeps drug prices out of reach for so many Americans.”

Despite relentless opposition from Washington Republicans aligned with Big Pharma who are working to deceive people by spreading false information, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats will continue delivering For The People and work tirelessly to lower drug costs.