AARP Campaign Targets High Prescription Drug Prices
Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘ Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for District residents and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level.
The Stop Rx Greed campaign will include national television, radio and digital ads, editorial content, emails to members, social media posts, ongoing advocacy and grassroots activity in D.C. and the states, and a petition calling on Congress and the Administration to take action now. As part of the campaign, AARP will push for support of a number of policy solutions at the national and state level to help lower drug prices, including:
- Allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices.
- Allowing states to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.
- Giving state Attorneys General authority to crack down on outrageous price increases.
- Clamping down on pay-for-delay and other loopholes that keep lower cost generic drugs off the market.
- Capping consumers’ prescription drug out-of-pocket costs.
- Preserving state pharmacy assistance programs.
TAKE ACTION to Support the #StopRxGreed Campaign
- Click here to Tell Congress to Stop Rx Greed and cut drug prices now!
- Share your story of why lowering prescription drug prices matters to you.
- Visit www.aarp.org/rx for more about the policy issues and advocacy campaign.
- Join the discussion on social media with the hashtag #StopRxGreed
AARP DC volunteer State President Rev. Kendrick E. Curry has a good job and great health insurance, so he was baffled by the prohibitive cost of his essential blood pressure medication. Share your story of why lowering prescription drug costs matters to you here.