Washington, D.C. — More than 150 House Democrats signed a letter calling on the Biden administration to include prescription drug reform in the American Families Plan. Specifically, the lawmakers want to give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower prices for all Americans and use those savings to expand and improve coverage for millions. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement: 

“Today’s letter shows once again there is overwhelming support in Congress, like there is across the country, for giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices. Empowering Medicare to negotiate is the single most effective way to lower drug prices for both patients and taxpayers. As it stands, Americans pay three times as much for drugs as people in other countries, forcing millions to choose between taking their medicine and buying their groceries or paying rent. There has never been a more critical time to bring down drug prices, and this letter makes clear that progressive and moderate lawmakers are committed to delivering on their promises to the American people. Last year, the House passed H.R. 3, and this letter is further indication they will do it again.”