TELL NJ LAWMAKERS TO LOWER PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS NOW!
Drugs Don’t Work if People Can’t Afford Them

Too many Garden State residents are forced to choose between filling life-saving prescriptions and paying rent, buying food and meeting other critical needs. In 2017, nearly one in four New Jersey residents stopped taking prescription medication due to cost.

Prescription drug prices continue to rise as economic conditions worsen. The COVID-19 pandemic’s health and economic crises have resulted in widespread unemployment and subsequent loss of health insurance. This has created severe challenges for many, including older New Jerseyans and those taking multiple medications.

Tell NJ lawmakers to support the creation of a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. This is an independent body that evaluates drug prices and makes recommendations for how much certain payers, including state agencies, should pay for high cost prescription medications. The recommended payment limits must then be approved by NJ lawmakers. 

The Board will help ensure pricing decisions are reasonable, justified and support improved consumer access and affordability.

Drugs don't work if people can't afford them.

Tell Your Elected Representatives: New Jerseyans shouldn’t have to choose between taking prescription medications and affording food or rent. It’s time to lower prescription drug costs now!

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Pass S1066/A2418 to Lower Prescription Drugs Costs Now

Dear [Decision Maker],

Too many Garden State residents are forced to choose between filling life-saving prescriptions and paying rent, buying food and meeting other critical needs. In 2017, nearly one in four New Jersey residents stopped taking prescription medication as prescribed due to cost. And prices continue to increase. And now, the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to be more burdensome to older people and those who are taking multiple medications.

A vast majority of registered voters age 18-plus in New Jersey support proposals aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, according to an AARP survey. More than eight in ten support the creation of a Prescription Drug Affordability Board to look closely at prices and set limits on how much certain payers, including state agencies, will pay for high cost prescription medications. Regardless of party affiliation, the vast majority feel elected officials are not doing enough to address the high cost of prescription drugs.

Please act now to lower prescription drug prices by passing S1066/A2418 to establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Board.

Drugs don't work if people can't afford them.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]