Washington, D.C. — As Democrats in Congress are on the cusp of passing the Build Back Better Act, new reporting indicates Republican lawmakers are focused on blocking a key provision that lowers prescription drug prices for working families. A pharmaceutical lobbyist revealed to Politico that the Republicans’ “operating plan” is to challenge any provision that would rein in the high costs of prescription drugs. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: 

“Time and again, Republicans are ready to carry water for Big Pharma. The news of Republican lawmakers challenging any provision that would lower drug prices is just confirmation they are committed to protecting drug company profits until the bitter end. For years, Republicans have protected the broken system that allows drug companies to dictate whatever price they want to charge while millions of families struggle to afford the medications they need to survive. Big Pharma and its Republican allies recognize that the status quo ends with the Build Back Better Act, which works to put an end to outrageous price hikes and gives Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices. Fortunately, President Biden and Democrats in Congress are committed to putting an end to Big Pharma’s greed and finally bringing down drug prices.”