WASHINGTON, DC—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the State of the Union address this evening:

“In tonight’s State of the Union address, AARP was heartened to hear the President highlight the growing crisis of skyrocketing prescription drug prices. Many Americans, particularly older adults and seniors, are struggling financially to afford their medications.

“Prescription drug prices have reached a crisis point. Too many Americans are being forced to choose between paying for the medicines they need to stay healthy and paying for food or rent.”
Read the full release here.