***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, MAY 4 AT 10:00 AM ET***
PRESS CALL: U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone and Local Health Advocates Call for Congressional Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for New Jerseyans
With COVID-19 Crisis Ongoing, Ensuring Access to Affordable Health Care and Prescription Drugs Must Be a Priority for Congress
New Jersey — On Tuesday, May 4 at 10:00 AM ET, U.S. Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ-06) and local health advocates will join Protect Our Care New Jersey for a virtual press conference to call on Congress to take action to lower prescription drug prices for Americans. For too long the system has been rigged in favor of drug companies, and it’s time to put patients, not profits, first.
Lowering prescription drug prices remains a priority for New Jerseyans and patients across the country. New polling shows that after addressing COVID-19, the top issue for voters is lowering health and drug costs, and 93% support giving Medicare the power to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices.
In 2019, House Democrats passed the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), bold legislation to give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug costs — the single most effective measure to bring down drug prices. In April, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone reintroduced this legislation, giving Congress another opportunity to lower prescription drug costs, and meet the demands of voters. The time to act to lower prescription drug prices is now.
U.S. Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ-06), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman
Dr. Aakash Shah, MD, MBA, MSc, Emergency medicine physician
Gretchen Landenburger, Medicare patient
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference to Call for Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
WHERE: Register for the Event Here
WHEN: Tuesday, May 4 at 10:00 AM ET