NEW: Radio Ads in Rep. Schrader, Peters, and Rices’ Districts Urge Them to Do the Right Thing and Stand Up to Big Pharma for Lower Drug Prices

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Washington, DC — Today, Protect Our Care announced a radio ad campaign to call out Representatives Schrader (D-OR-05), Scott Peters (D-CA-52), and Kathleen Rice (D-NY-04) for their opposition to giving Medicare the power to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices for all Americans — a proposal supported by 90% of all Americans and central to President Biden’s Build Back Better proposal.

The ads come as Congress is closing in on a budget agreement that will transform the lives of American families nationwide. President Biden and Democrats are leading the charge to include Medicare negotiation and other key health care priorities in the Build Back Better package, but the fight is not over: Big Pharma is ramping up its lobbying and scare tactics to protect its profits and lie to the American people. The ads make clear that lawmakers must not cower to the demands of big pharma and give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices for Americans.  The ads, which are backed by five-figure buys in each district, will begin as early as today and will run through at least the end of next week.  

“Americans are fed up. They’re tired of the broken system that allows drug companies to charge them three times more for medications than people in other countries,” said Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse. “They’re tired of making impossible choices between putting food on the table and affording the medications they need to survive. Most importantly, they’re tired of their representatives voting with Big Pharma and drug company CEO’s over working people. Congress is closer than ever to reining in Big Pharma’s greed, but with Republicans already bought and paid for, every Democrat needs to get on board with this overwhelmingly popular and much needed plan to bring relief to the American people.”

Script for Rep. Schrader (60s):

Families here in Oregon pay 3 times more than people in other countries for the same life-saving medicines.

It’s not right. 

94 percent of Americans want Congress to lower drug prices now. 

But where’s Congressman Kurt Schrader?

He voted to STOP Medicare from negotiating lower prices for prescription drugs. 

He’s standing with Big Pharma… Instead of patients facing high drug costs.

But that’s not all.

Lowering prescription drug prices is part of President Biden’s Build Back Better bill which includes efforts to cut taxes for working families and make healthcare coverage more affordable for millions of Americans. 

And Kurt Schrader is putting all that at risk to protect drug companies who are ripping off patients through high drug prices.

Oregon families need the Build Back Better bill – including giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices.  

Call Congressman Schrader at 503-588-9100 and tell him to put patients first. Not Big Pharma’s profits.  

Paid for by Protect Our Care.

Script for Rep. Peters (60s):

Families here in California pay 3 times more than people in other countries for the same life-saving medicines.

It’s not right. 

94 percent of Americans want Congress to lower drug prices now. 

But where’s Congressman Scott Peters?

He voted to STOP Medicare from negotiating lower prices for prescription drugs. 

He’s standing with Big Pharma… Instead of patients facing high drug costs.

But that’s not all.

Lowering prescription drug prices is part of President Biden’s Build Back Better bill which includes efforts to cut taxes for working families and make healthcare coverage more affordable for millions of Americans. 

And Scott Peters is putting all that at risk to protect drug companies who are ripping off patients through high drug prices.

California families need the Build Back Better bill – including giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices.  

Call Congressman Peters at 858-455-5550 and tell him to put patients first. Not Big Pharma’s profits.  Paid for by Protect Our Care.

 

Script for Rep. Rice (60s):

Families here in New York pay 3 times more than people in other countries for the same life-saving medicines.

It’s not right. 

94 percent of Americans want Congress to lower drug prices now. 

But where’s Congresswoman Kathleen Rice?

She voted to STOP Medicare from negotiating lower prices for prescription drugs. 

She’s standing with Big Pharma… Instead of patients facing high drug costs.

But that’s not all.

Lowering prescription drug prices is part of President Biden’s Build Back Better bill which includes efforts to cut taxes for working families and make health care coverage more affordable for millions of Americans. 

And Kathleen Rice is putting all that at risk to protect drug companies who are ripping off patients through high drug prices.

New York families need the Build Back Better bill – including giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices.  

Call Congresswoman Rice at 516-739-3008 and tell her to put patients first. Not Big Pharma’s profits.  

Paid for by Protect Our Care.