***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY, OCTOBER 25 AT 12:00 PM MST***
Arizona — Today, Monday, October 25 12:00 PM MST, Protect Our Care Arizona will sponsor a mobile billboard outside U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-AZ) office, urging her to support Medicare negotiations for lower drug prices for all Americans. The mobile billboard will also circle the State Capitol as constituents and advocates highlight potential consequences of Congress passing a watered-down version of Medicare negotiations in the Build Back Better Act.
President Biden and patient advocates are fighting tirelessly to pass historic health care investments, including giving Medicare real power to negotiate for lower drug prices, as part of the Build Back Better Act. However, the fight is not over. Big Pharma and other special interests are ramping up lobbying and scare tactics to protect profits and lie to the American people.
Polling shows that the health care provisions are the most popular components of the Build Back Better Act. Americans from across the political spectrum overwhelmingly support allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices. This event will make it clear that Senator Sinema must deliver on her promises to her constituents and all Americans by supporting legislation to give Medicare the power to negotiate prescription drug prices.
Protect Our Care Arizona
Local Advocates and Constituents
WHAT: Mobile Billboard Urging Sen. Sinema to Support Medicare Negotiations and Lower Drug Prices
WHERE: 3333 E Camelback Rd Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85018.
WHEN: Monday, October 25 at 12:00 PM MST
Note: Billboard will run daily from Monday, October 25 through Thursday, October 28.
The mobile billboard will circle Sen. Sinema’s office and the Arizona State Capitol.
The mobile billboard will play audio of Protect Our Care’s 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.
Ad 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.