Tell your Senator to lower RX drug prices now

Posted on 08/01/22

Prescription pills with money

The Senate is preparing to vote on whether to finally allow Medicare to negotiate for lower drug-prices, which would deliver real prescription drug price relief for millions of older Americans.  

The budget reconciliation bill before the Senate now includes three key AARP priorities that will go a long way to lower drug prices and out-of-pocket costs. This includes: 

  • Finally allowing Medicare to negotiate the price of drugs.  
  • Capping out-of-pocket prescription drug costs in Medicare Part D at $2,000 each year.  
  • Holding drug companies accountable when they increase drug prices faster than the rate of inflation.  

As Congress works to fight inflation, lowering drug prices is THE most important and long-overdue policy. The policies before the Senate now have broad bipartisan support among voters and would save taxpayers and Medicare billions of dollars. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org/rx

This is a historic moment for millions of older Americans, and you can help by letting your Senators know that this issue is important to you.

Send a letter letting your Senators know that you expect them to deliver on legislation that lowers Rx prices NOW >> 

This story is provided by AARP Illinois. Visit the AARP Illinois page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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