“Three people died in 2017 while rationing their insulin. Three more died in 2018. Four died in 2019, so far.” (rightcarealliance.org)
Talk to your legislators about how drug prices affect you and your family and ask them to support and strenthen H.R. 3. – “Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019″ – 2 actions below.
(from Indivisible) Drug prices are higher in America than anywhere else in the world, and as a result, 1 in 5 people won’t fill a prescription, and 1 in 10 skip doses or cut pills in half. This kind of rationing can lead to complications for untreated conditions, which cause increased healthcare costs such as hospitalization, surgery, or emergency medical care. Rationing critical drugs like insulin, marked up as much as 5000%, can also kill people. H.R. 3 – Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 is a good start to lowering drug prices because it directs the government to expand its immense buying power to negotiate lower drug prices for more than just Medicare patients. But the bill needs to be stronger. Here are things it’s missing… Continue reading “Thurs. 11/7: Unbridled capitalism looks a lot like “depraved indifference”. Tell your legislators to rein in drug companies with H.R. 3, by phone and at this week’s town halls.”