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Rep. Lauren Underwood’s Legislation Will Lower Costs and Expand Access to Essential Medications and Treatments

By September 24, 2019No Comments

The Chronic Condition Copay Elimination Act Will Improve Health Outcomes and Lowers Drug Costs for American Families 

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) introduced the Chronic Condition Copay Elimination Act, a bill that would lower the costs of essential medicines and treatments for patients suffering from chronic conditions. In response, Protect Our Care chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement:

“Rep. Underwood’s bill takes much needed action to make prescription drugs and life-saving treatments more affordable for Americans who are burdened by skyrocketing costs. This legislation is crucial for people with chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, and heart disease — ensuring affordability and access to essential medications and treatments they need to survive. While Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans continue serving the interests of big drug and insurance companies, health care champions like Congresswoman Underwood refuse to stand by and let Americans with chronic illnesses suffer from sky-high copays and drug costs any longer.”