Cut Medication Costs, Not Medicare!

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Enough is enough. It’s time Big Pharma stops inflating our health care costs and gives up its stranglehold on prescription drug pricing.

Don’t let the fear-mongers fool you: We CAN protect Medicare and lower the cost of prescription drugs!

For a wonderful overview of the Medicare program and explanation of enormous impact that will result from being able to negotiate the cost of prescription drugs, check out the Alliance for  Just Society’s Medicare storybook.

The first step is to urge our leadership in the Senate to support the Medicare Drug Savings Act (more info on the bill below).

Call Senator Murray and Senator Cantwell Today!

Urge them to support the Medicare Drug Savings Act (S. 740) to negotiate drug rebates in Medicare and Medicaid.

Senate Hotline: 1-866-220-0044

And don’t forget to sign the petition!

If we are serious about reducing healthcare costs, we must start with bringing Big Pharma to the negotiating table.

The Medicare Drug Savings Act would:

  • Eliminate a special deal for brand-name drug manufacturers that allows them to charge Medicare higher prices for prescription drugs
  • Reduce the deficit, saving taxpayers $141.2 billion over the next ten years, according to the Congressional Budget Office
  • Require prescription drug companies to provide rebates for drugs provided to the people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, as well as all other enrollees in the low-income subsidy plan in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program
  • Correct excessive payments to drug companies, while also saving taxpayers and the federal government from footing the unnecessary cost

 

 

Posted in category(ies): Economic justice, Health Care, Social justice, Take Action

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2 Comments

  1. Dean Moody
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    PLEASE don’t allow the big pharmaceutical companies to run health care costs in WA! Please support S.740. Thanks.

  2. Posted September 12, 2013 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    Not in TX too please.. How would one confidently live without proper allocation on medicare especially those who are victims of accidents. I am Brain injury attorney in Dallas hence my concerns on my client’s medication..

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