Americans depend on their prescriptions — but from cancer treatments to EpiPens, drug companies' skyrocketing prices are pushing life-saving treatments out of reach for those who need them. We pay among the highest prescription drug prices in the world so drug companies can make billions. No one should have to choose between buying medicine or buying food for our families. That's not just wrong — it's shameful.
It's time for Congress to take action to protect seniors and all taxpayers from price gouging by drug companies. Tell your legislators to support commonsense solutions to lower prescription drug prices today!
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Support commonsense solutions to lower prescription drug prices!
Dear [Decision Maker],
As your constituent and an AARP member, I urge you to act now to cut prescription drug prices for seniors and all taxpayers. Americans depend on their prescriptions -- but from cancer treatment to EpiPens, and beyond, drug companies' skyrocketing prices are putting life-saving treatments out of reach for far too many.
What's more, these outrageously high prices affect all Americans by raising taxes, premiums, and out of pocket costs for everyone. Drug companies spent a whopping $6.1 billion marketing their products to consumers in 2017. It's not fair to make American consumers foot the bill for big drug companies' lobbyists and flashy marketing campaigns.
As a first step towards lowering prescription drug prices, I urge you to support legislation that would allow Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices and to stop drug companies from protecting their monopolies by keeping their competitors from bringing lower-priced drugs to market. These commonsense steps would help make sure Americans don't continue to pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world.Thank you.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]