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NEW: Arizona TV Ad Features Senator McCain’s Remarks Saying “It Makes No Sense” to Ban Medicare From Negotiating Lower Drug Prices

By October 21, 2021No Comments

The New Ad Urges Senator Sinema to Support Legislation to Bring Down Drug Prices for Arizonans

Watch the Ad Here.

Arizona — Today, Protect Our Care announced a new television ad highlighting the late U.S. Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) strong support for allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices. The ad urges U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to do the right thing and support legislation to end the current ban and give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices  for all Americans.

President Biden and Democrats in Congress are continuing to work to pass Medicare negotiation and other critical health care priorities in the Build Back Better budget legislation. The ad makes clear Senator Sinema must protect patients instead of Big Pharma’s profits. The ad will begin running on broadcast TV in Phoenix. 

“Senator Sinema has a choice to make: she can either stand up for Arizonans and deliver lower drug prices, or she can stand with the big drug companies,” said Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach. “Arizonans are fed up with the broken system that forces them to pay three times more for medications than people in other countries. Medicare negotiation is a no-brainer that has long been supported by voters across the political spectrum. Senator McCain fought for what was right for patients, and now Arizonans need Senator Sinema to do the right thing and rein in Big Pharma’s greed to bring relief to the American people.”   

Script (30s): 

Why in the world, if we’re interested in lower prices for prescription drugs, would we put a prohibition in that Medicare can’t use its market share to negotiate better prices for drug companies? I mean, it makes no sense.”

Senator John McCain was right.

It makes no sense that Medicare can’t negotiate for lower prices — but Congress can fix that and lower drug prices for Arizona patients.

Call Senator Kyrsten Sinema. 

Tell her to follow Senator McCain’s lead.

Vote to lower drug prices now.