Cutting Drug Prices in Half

A bottle of insulin costs $6 to make and in some countries sells for $12 a bottle. In the US it can be as high as $350 per bottle. New research shows that nearly 25% of Diabetic Americans have been forced to ration insulin because they can't afford it. This issue hits home for me because my dad is a type 1 diabetic. Simply put, we are being ripped off.

  • First and foremost, support the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2019.

    • This is a moderate policy plan that “requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.”, such as antidepressants, anticonvulsant, and immunosuppressant drugs.

  • Support the Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act

    • This permits and regulates the importation of qualifying prescription drugs into the United States. Presenting a higher supply of prescription will allow for better negotiations as well as become a supplement for decreasing the drug prices. 

  • Pass the Prescription Drug Price Relief Act

    • Ties prices to the median drug price in five major countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Japan. This would be done through reviewing if a drug’s price has excessively inflated.