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Support IL Prescription Drug Affordability Board to Keep Rx Costs Low

Did you know that many states have Prescription Drug Affordability Boards (PDABs) that help keep prescription drug prices down?

An Illinois PDAB has just been proposed and is under consideration during the 2024 legislative session. If passed by the Illinois legislature, a PDAB would be a significant step towards improving healthcare affordability and access for seniors and potentially leading to long-term economic and health benefits for the state of Illinois.

AARP Illinois supports keeping the cost of prescription drugs low, especially for people 50 years of age or older, many of whom struggle to afford necessary and life-saving medications.

That is why we support the creation of a PDAB here in Illinois, and we need YOUR help to make it happen!

Here are all the ways you can learn more and get engaged:

  • Watch AARP Illinois speak at the PDAB press conference on January 17th at the Illinois Statehouse. Click here to watch.
  • Join our Telephone Town Hall on February 15th at 10am to hear from AARP Illinois and bill sponsors Representative Nabeela Syed and Illinois StateSenator David Koehler about the proposed PDAB bill. Click here to register.
  • Send a pre-drafted email to your legislator telling them to pass HB 4472 and support the Prescription Drug Affordability Board. Click here to send.
  • Call your legislator and tell them to support the Prescription Drug Affordability Board. Call 866-521-6077 to be patched through to your legislator.
  • Share your story. Have your or your neighbors experience high prescription drug costs here in Illinois? Share your story with AARP.
WANDTV covers the creation of a PDAB and AARP Illinois' support of the measure.
AARP IL_Tele-Town Hall on Making Medications Affordable for Older Illinoisans with Rep. Syed and Senator Koehler (Virtual)
Ryan Gruenenfelder, AARP Illinois Senior Director of Advocacy and Outreach, speaks at the Prescription Drug Affordability Board press conference at the IL Statehouse on January 17th.

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