Ask your state senator to vote YES on HCR 7 to provide the tools needed to negotiate lower prescription drug pricing!
At least 49% of Utahns worry about affording prescriptions due to the high cost of prescription drugs. Medicare subscribers spent over $90 billion on prescription drugs in 2017, yet the Secretary of Health and Human Services does not have the authority to participate in negotiation of medication prices with drug manufacturers to ensure fair pricing. A recent study showed that pre-rebate prices charged for prescription drugs under Medicare are up to 70.1% more in the United States than in other countries with a similar economic climate, and post-rebate prices are 3.2%-4.1% higher. Unfortunately, the lack of affordability of prescription drugs can cause non-adherence to prescription treatments, which can severely impact health outcomes and even lead to increased morbidity and mortality.
HCR 7 recognizes the high cost of prescription drugs under Medicare and urges the United States Congress to provide Medicare with the policy tools necessary to negotiate significant reductions in the prices it pays for prescription drugs.
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