August 10, 2022 MEDIA BACKGROUND U.S. House Set to Pass Historic Prescription Drug Reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act. What does this mean for Minnesota? ST. PAUL, MN—On Friday, August
No matter our age, race, or zip code, everyone deserves access to affordable medicine. Life and health should not be for sale.
As the entire world waits for an effective COVID-19 vaccine, we recognize that access and distribution of the medicine will be one of the country’s biggest ethical challenges. Pharmaceutical corporations, as we know, have no issue price-gouging life saving medicine developed with public funding.
While I was out, the news broke that Big Pharma is suing to block the Alec Smith Emergency Bill which took effect in Minnesota on July 1. For so many people fighting every day to afford their life saving medication, there is no such things as a break. No matter what, we will not back down.
No matter who we are, what we look like, or how much money we have, every person deserves access to affordable medicine. Whether it’s a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, insulin, or chemotherapy, we’re all at risk when we can’t get the medicine we need.
I’m thrilled to share that the first committee hearing for the Prescription Drug Price Affordability Commission bill is tomorrow.