FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2020
Senator Wiley Nickel calls on Thom Tillis and the Republicans in Congress to stop blocking legislation that would lower the cost of American’s prescription medications
Raleigh, NC – Senator Wiley Nickel joined Protect Our Care today to talk about HR3: The Lower Drug Costs Now Act and call on Congress to immediately pass the bill.
The bill brings down prescription drug prices by giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices – the single most effective way to lower drug costs.
Under this bill, Medicare would negotiate lower prescription drug prices for people on Medicare and those with private insurance. The bill also stops drug companies from ripping off Americans while they charge less in other countries for the same drugs.
This issue is a no-brainer. Members of Congress have a clear choice. They either protect the profits of the big drug companies who fund their campaigns or support lower prices for all Americans. 9 out of 10 Americans support allowing the federal government to negotiate drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries.
This is something nearly all Americans agree on, including nearly Senator Thom Tillis continues to side with his big donors from the pharmaceutical industry over North Carolina families. Senator Nickel encourages all of North Carolina’s Congressional delegation to support HR3.