At 26 years old, I took a free blood test at an LGBT health center. I never expected that the test would simultaneously save my life and bankrupt me. Four years later—as we face a global pandemic that has overwhelmed our country—I now not only worry about my ability to afford my medicine, but also about whether I will be able to afford a COVID-19 vaccination or treatments should I need them.
Break the Monopolies
The drug industry spends millions on ads and marketing and they jack up drug prices on the rest of us.
With millions of Americans at risk to COVID-19, this is something we should all care about.
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The government could break the monopolies around any drug at any time, and stop the price gouging. It could save people’s lives. They just need the will to do it. So let's tell them.
Tell Donald Trump: End Big Pharma’s monopolies on lifesaving drugs. Let's start with COVID.
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We believe Democrats up and down the ballot can secure huge victories by focusing in the final three weeks on corporate greed, and our new research suggests the best target is Big Pharma.
Last night during the first presidential debate, President Trump said of his actions on health care: “There’s nothing symbolic. I’m cutting drug prices. I’m going with favored nations, which no president has the courage to do because you’re going against Big Pharma. Drug prices will be going down 80 or 90%.” That is just another lie.
New polling from Data for Progress and Be a Hero shows voters are ready for aggressive actions on prescription drug prices.
Guest op-ed from a type 1 diabetic and resident of Ames