Radio Ad Calls on Rep. Rice to Stand Up to Big Pharma and Give Medicare the Power to Negotiate for Lower Drug Prices

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New York — Today, Protect Our Care announced a new radio ad calling on U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (D-NY-04) to support giving Medicare the power to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices for all Americans. The new ad comes as President Biden and patient advocates are fighting tirelessly to include Medicare negotiations and other critical health care investments in the Build Back Better Act. However, Big Pharma has tightened its grip on its allies in Congress — potentially threatening Medicare negotiation, the most popular and transformative health care measure in the entire bill. The ad makes clear it’s not too late for Rep. Rice to do the right thing for patients and stand up to Big Pharma for lower drug prices now. 

“New Yorkers are tired of the broken system that puts Big Pharma’s profits above the needs of working families,” said Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse. “It is shameful that, in the wealthiest country in the world, families are forced to choose between affording essential medications and putting food on the table or paying rent. Under President Biden’s strong leadership, Congress finally has the opportunity to put an end to Big Pharma’s unchecked greed and lower prescription drug prices, and Rep. Rice must get on board to bring long-overdue relief to the American people.”

Script (60s): 

[President Biden]: “We’re going to bring down the cost of prescription drugs by allowing Medicare to finally be able to negotiate drug prices with producers.”

That’s President Joe Biden, promising that his new Build Back Better plan will lower prescription drug prices.  

For years, the big drug companies have been charging us whatever they want for the medicine that we need..  And now Americans pay 3-times more for the same prescription drugs as they do in other countries around the world.

It’s not fair. It’s not right. And we finally have a solution.

But, so far, Congresswoman Kathleen Rice has voted against it – against President Biden’s plan that will give Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices.

To get it done, we need Congresswoman Rice to stand up for seniors, stand up for working people and stand up for patients. 

Call her at (516) 739-3008 and tell Congresswoman Rice to support Medicare negotiations for lower prescription drug prices.