Published: February 2019

Americans are ready for comprehensive reform to lower prescription drug prices

A coalition of progressive grassroots and policy organizations sent a letter urging Congress to lower prescription drug prices for the American people. The letter urges House leadership to develop and pass bold, comprehensive reforms that would lower drug prices for all Americans, regardless of whether they are covered by Medicare, private insurance, or Medicaid.

In a letter to Congress, coalition advocates point out that Americans are ready for change when it comes to skyrocketing prescription drug prices. In fact, in a recent poll by Harvard University and Politico, 80 percent of respondents said that they want Congress to act to lower prescription drug prices, ranking it as their top priority for 2019.

The American people sent this Congress to Washington to lower prescription drug prices for all Americans, and that’s why the House should take bold action to lower inordinately high launch prices for new drugs and prevent price gouging on existing drugs.

 

Other Organizations

Center for American Progress | MoveOn | AFL-CIO | AFSCME | Indivisible | Families USA | Social Security Works | Public Citizen | Knowledge Ecology International | Consumer Action | Doctors for America | Coalition to Protect Patient Choice | Health Care Voter | Just Care USA | Prescription Justice | End AIDS Now

More Information

For more information, please visit Center for American Progress.

Download PDF

Americans are ready for comprehensive reform to lower prescription drug prices   (Group-Sign-on-Letter-Drug-Pricing.pdf)

 

Tags/Keywords


 

Search

Quick Menu

Facebook FTwitter T
 

Consumer Help Desk

Advocacy