Mainers know firsthand what it’s like to get caught in a financial crunch when it comes to paying for prescription drugs, and the increasing cost of medications is hitting older Mainers particularly hard. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, and costs are rising four times as fast as overall inflation.
We've invited State Legislators and community members to discuss the challenges Mainers are facing when trying to afford their prescription drugs, and highlight the opportunities to make a difference at the state and federal levels.
We need all Mainers to help tackle this problem, a problem that impacts thousands of Mainers and their families. Join us at one of our community conversations (below) and share your own opinion on the cost of prescription medications and hear from others, too.
Schedule of Community Conversations:
Thursday, April 11, 6:00-7:30pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street, Bath, ME 04530
Friday, April 12, 2:00-3:30pm
East Machias Town Office, 32 Cutler Street, East Machias, ME, 04630
Saturday, April 13, 1:30-3:00pm
Café Sorpreso, 415 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769
Friday, April 19, 10:00-11:30am
Scarborough Grounds, 264 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074
Saturday, April 20, 9:00-10:30am
Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South St, Gorham, ME 04038
Monday, April 22, 11:00-12:30am
Tory Hill Café, 15 Pinkham Drive, Buxton, ME 04093
Monday, April 22, 5:00-6:30pm
McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St, Biddeford, ME 04005
Wednesday, April 24th 3:30-5:00pm
Trafton Center, 19 Elm St, Sanford, ME 04073
Thursday, April 25, 5:00-6:30pm
Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop Street, Augusta, ME 04330
Friday, April 26, 10-11:30am
E.Claire and Pastries, 36 Chestnut Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
Monday, April 29, 8:00-9:30am
Mike’s American Diner, 1132 Portland Road, Arundel, ME 04046
Saturday, May 4, 10:00-11:30am
Hope Town Hall Community Room, 441 Camden Rd, Hope, ME 04847
Saturday, May 11, 10:00am-12:00pm
Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Maine Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096
If you haven't yet, please be sure to send a note to your local state representative through our online advocacy tool. It takes three minutes and will go a long way to bring change to this issue here in Maine.
Let's continue the conversation and find some real solutions. #StopRxGreed.
This story is provided by AARP Maine. Visit the AARP Maine page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.
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