AARP has 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 Louisianans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level.
“Every day Louisiana’s older adults face the hard decision whether to pay for their costly prescriptions or groceries. It’s not uncommon for individuals to split pills or take their medicines every other day in order to make them last longer,” said Denise Bottcher, AARP Louisiana State Director.
As part of the campaign, AARP Research conducted a national survey of likely voters ages 50 and older. The survey found that significant majorities of self-identified Republican, Democrat, and independent voters shared concerns about the high price of drugs, and support common-sense policies that will lower prices. Survey findings include:
“It’s time we address the high cost of prescription drugs with common sense solutions at the state and federal level,” Bottcher added.
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:
For more about Stop Rx Greed, visit www.aarp.org/rx.
This story is provided by AARP Louisiana. Visit the AARP Louisiana page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.
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