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Americans pay the highest price for prescription drugs in the world.

August 5, 2017 by admin

 

Americans pay the highest price for prescription drugs in the world. And as a result, nearly 1 in 5 U.S. residents―35 million people―do not fill a prescription each year because they cannot afford it.

At a time when the 37% of the average Social Security check goes toward out-of-pocket health care costs, it is critical that Congress act to protect the American people from the out-of-control pharmaceutical industry.

Sign the petition to Congress demanding they pass legislation requiring Medicare to negotiate prices with drug corporations.

In 2015, the five largest drug corporations raked in more than $50 BILLION in profits. Yet, Donald Trump and Republicans’ “health care” bill did nothing to rein in abuses by drug corporations.

Earlier this year, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders introduced the “Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act.” Among other things, this bill would allow Medicare to negotiate fair drug prices and accelerate the closing of the Part D “donut hole.”

Instead of padding insurance company profits, Congress should focus on bills―like Sanders’s bill―that rein in abuses by drug corporations and make sure people can afford the health care they need.

Stand with Social Security Works and demand Congress act immediately to pass legislation that requires Medicare to negotiate prices with drug corporations.

Together we’re taking on the greedy, out of control drug corporations and fighting for a health care system and retirement system that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few.

Thank you,

Michael Phelan
Social Security Works


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